Quarterly Report (10-q)

Date : 08/01/2019 @ 6:12PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Delta Apparel Inc (DLA)
Quote : 26.76  0.04 (0.15%) @ 9:00PM

Quarterly Report (10-q)

 

 

Table of Contents

 



 

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 29, 2019

OR

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                      to                     

 

Commission File Number 1-15583

 

DELTA APPAREL, INC.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

GEORGIA

 

58-2508794

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Incorporation or Organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

 

 

322 South Main Street

 

 

Greenville, SC

 

29601

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(864) 232-5200

 


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☑ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☑ No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of a “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer ☐

 

Accelerated filer ☑

 

Non-accelerated filer ☐

 

Smaller reporting company ☑

 

Emerging growth company ☐

 

 

 

 

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐ No ☑

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common

 

DLA

 

NYSE American

 

As of July 19, 2019, there were outstanding 6,921,417 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value of $0.01 per share, which is the only class of outstanding common or voting stock of the registrant.

 



 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

PART I.

Financial Information

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements:

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets — June 29, 2019, and September 29, 2018 (unaudited)

3

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations — Three and nine months ended June 29, 2019, and June 30, 2018 (unaudited)

4

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) — Three and nine months ended June 29, 2019, and June 30, 2018 (unaudited)

5

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Shareholders' Equity — Three and nine months ended June 29, 2019, and June 30, 2018 (unaudited)

6

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows — Nine months ended June 29, 2019, and June 30, 2018 (unaudited)

7

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

8

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

19

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

24

 

 

 

PART II.

Other Information

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

24

 

 

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors 25
     

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

25

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

25

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

25

 

 

 

Signatures

 

26

 

 

 

Exhibits

 

 

EX-31.1

 

EX-31.2

 

EX-32.1

 

EX-32.2

 

 

 

 

PART 1.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

 

Delta Apparel, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands, except share amounts and per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   

June 29,

   

September 29,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Assets

               

Current assets:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 371     $ 460  

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $506 and $1,475, respectively

    67,200       45,605  

Other receivables

    1,563       1,274  

Income tax receivable

          38  

Inventories, net

    177,779       174,983  

Note receivable

          100  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    3,384       2,962  

Total current assets

    250,297       225,422  
                 

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $79,954 and $74,018, respectively

    58,422       52,114  

Goodwill

    37,897       33,217  

Intangibles, net

    22,060       20,498  

Deferred income taxes

    1,053       1,374  

Equity method investment

    10,038       8,980  

Other assets

    1,658       2,004  

Total assets

  $ 381,425     $ 343,609  
                 

Liabilities and Equity

               

Current liabilities:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 48,235     $ 48,008  

Accrued expenses

    16,834       16,742  

Income taxes payable

    593        

Current portion of contingent consideration

    2,790       638  

Current portion of capital lease financing

    6,084       3,846  

Current portion of long-term debt

    7,040       6,577  

Total current liabilities

    81,576       75,811  
                 

Long-term taxes payable

    3,492       4,259  

Long-term contingent consideration, less current maturities

    6,604       9,904  

Long-term capital lease financing, less current maturities

    13,012       9,302  

Long-term debt, less current maturities

    123,236       92,083  

Deferred income taxes

    2,036       2,132  

Other non-current liabilities

    1,184        

Total liabilities

  $ 231,140     $ 193,491  
                 

Shareholders’ equity:

               

Preferred stock—$0.01 par value, 2,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding

           

Common stock —$0.01 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized, 9,646,972 shares issued, and 6,921,417 and 6,909,446 shares outstanding as of June 29, 2019, and September 29, 2018, respectively

    96       96  

Additional paid-in capital

    59,602       61,979  

Retained earnings

    133,414       128,695  

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

    (887 )     136  

Treasury stock —2,725,555 and 2,737,526 shares as of June 29, 2019, and September 29, 2018, respectively

    (41,750 )     (40,881 )

Equity attributable to Delta Apparel, Inc.

    150,475       150,025  

Equity attributable to non-controlling interest

    (190 )     93  

Total equity

    150,285       150,118  

Total liabilities and equity

  $ 381,425     $ 343,609  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

Delta Apparel, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  

(Amounts in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

June 29,

   

June 30,

   

June 29,

   

June 30,

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

2019

   

2018

 

Net sales

  $ 119,260     $ 112,182     $ 323,773     $ 302,528  

Cost of goods sold

    94,470       87,919       261,505       239,660  

Gross profit

    24,790       24,263       62,268       62,868  
                                 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

    17,931       17,936       51,771       49,654  

Other income, net

    (1,477 )     (341 )     (574 )     (805 )

Operating income

    8,336       6,668       11,071       14,019  
                                 

Interest expense, net

    1,989       1,522       5,739       4,207  

Income before provision for income taxes

    6,347       5,146       5,332       9,812  

Provision for income taxes

    1,510       596       896       11,583  

Consolidated net income (loss)

    4,837       4,550       4,436       (1,771 )

Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

    (89 )           (283 )      

Net income (loss) attributable to shareholders

  $ 4,926     $ 4,550     $ 4,719     $ (1,771 )
                                 

Basic income (loss) per share

  $ 0.71     $ 0.64     $ 0.68     $ (0.25 )

Diluted income (loss) per share

  $ 0.70     $ 0.62     $ 0.67     $ (0.25 )
                                 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

    6,928       7,116       6,931       7,193  

Dilutive effect of stock awards

    152       272       134        

Weighted average number of shares assuming dilution

    7,080       7,388       7,065       7,193  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

Delta Apparel, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

June 29,

   

June 30,

   

June 29,

   

June 30,

 
   

2019

   

2018

   

2019

   

2018

 

Net income (loss) attributable to shareholders

  $ 4,926     $ 4,550     $ 4,719     $ (1,771 )

Other comprehensive (loss) income related to unrealized (loss) gain on derivatives, net of income tax

    (394 )     100       (1,023 )     302  

Consolidated comprehensive income (loss)

  $ 4,532     $ 4,650     $ 3,696     $ (1,469 )

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

Delta Apparel, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity

(Amounts in thousands, except share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

                                   

Accumulated

                                 
                   

Additional

           

Other

                   

Non-

         
   

Common Stock

   

Paid-In

   

Retained

   

Comprehensive

   

Treasury Stock

   

Controlling

         
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Earnings

   

Income (Loss)

   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Interest

   

Total

 

Balance at September 30, 2017

    9,646,972     $ 96     $ 61,065     $ 127,358     $ (35 )     2,346,675     $ (32,597 )   $     $ 155,887  

Net earnings

                      (9,956 )                             (9,956 )

Other comprehensive income

                            86                         86  

Vested stock awards

                (1,647 )                 (72,201 )     702             (945 )

Stock based compensation

                438                                     438  

Purchase of common stock

                                  145,124       (3,000 )           (3,000 )

Balance at December 30, 2017

    9,646,972       96       59,856       117,402       51       2,419,598       (34,895 )           142,510  

Net earnings

                      3,630                               3,630  

Other comprehensive income

                            116                         116  

Stock based compensation

                705                                     705  

Purchase of common stock

                                  74,934       (1,463 )           (1,463 )

Balance at March 31, 2018

    9,646,972       96       60,561       121,032       167       2,494,532       (36,358 )           145,498  

Net earnings

                      4,549                               4,549  

Other comprehensive income

                            100                         100  

Vested stock awards

                (20 )                 (922 )     16             (4 )

Stock based compensation

                777                                     777  

Purchase of common stock

                                  63,300       (1,210 )           (1,210 )

Balance at June 30, 2018

    9,646,972     $ 96     $ 61,318     $ 125,581     $ 267       2,556,910     $ (37,552 )   $     $ 149,710  

 

                                   

Accumulated

                                 
                   

Additional

           

Other

                   

Non-

         
   

Common Stock

   

Paid-In

           

Comprehensive

   

Treasury Stock

   

Controlling

         
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Capital

   

Earnings

   

Income (Loss)

   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Interest

   

Total

 

Balance at September 29, 2018

    9,646,972     $ 96     $ 61,979     $ 128,695     $ 136       2,737,526     $ (40,881 )   $ 93     $ 150,118  

Net earnings

                      (1,156 )                             (1,156 )

Other comprehensive income

                            (372 )                       (372 )

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

                                              (76 )     (76 )

Vested stock awards

                (3,980 )                 (153,472 )     1,866             (2,114 )

Stock based compensation

                664                                     664  

Purchase of common stock

                                  92,148       (1,709 )           (1,709 )

Balance at December 29, 2018

    9,646,972       96       58,663       127,539       (236 )     2,676,202       (40,724 )     17       145,355  

Net earnings

                      940                               940  

Other comprehensive income

                            (257 )                       (257 )

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

                                              (117 )     (117 )

Stock based compensation

                463                                     463  

Purchase of common stock

                                  35,353       (717 )           (717 )

Balance at March 30, 2019

    9,646,972       96       59,126       128,479       (493 )     2,711,555       (41,441 )     (100 )     145,667  

Net earnings

                      4,935                               4,935  

Other comprehensive income

                            (394 )                       (394 )

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

                                              (90 )     (90 )

Stock based compensation

                476                                     476  

Purchase of common stock

                                  14,000       (309 )           (309 )

Balance at June 29, 2019

    9,646,972     $ 96     $ 59,602     $ 133,414     $ (887 )     2,725,555     $ (41,750 )   $ (190 )   $ 150,285  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 

Delta Apparel, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

June 29,

   

June 30,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Operating activities:

               

Consolidated net loss

  $ 4,436     $ (1,771 )

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

               

Depreciation and amortization

    8,728       7,398  

Amortization of deferred financing fees

    234       229  

Provision for deferred income taxes

    225       3,514  

Non-cash stock compensation

    1,603       1,914  

Other, net

    (1,642 )     (300 )

Loss on disposal of equipment

    18       62  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquisition:

               

Accounts receivable, net

    (20,700 )     (14,222 )

Inventories, net

    (1,669 )     6,096  

Prepaid expenses and other assets

    (236 )     (1,019 )

Other non-current assets

    (71 )     (247 )

Accounts payable

    209       (2,279 )

Accrued expenses

    110       (2,098 )

Income taxes

    (136 )     8,057  

Other liabilities

    344       (1,355 )

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

    (8,547 )     3,979  
                 

Investing activities:

               

Purchases of property and equipment, net

    (4,211 )     (4,313 )

Proceeds from sale of Junkfood assets

          1,946  

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets

          5,779  

Investment in partnership

          (300 )

Cash paid for business

    (4,599 )     (11,350 )

Net cash used in investing activities

    (8,810 )     (8,238 )
                 

Financing activities:

               

Proceeds from long-term debt

    356,141       346,218  

Repayment of long-term debt

    (330,359 )     (334,059 )

Repayment of capital financing

    (3,041 )     (1,461 )

Payment of contingent consideration

    (564 )      

Payment of deferred financing fees

          2  

Repurchase of common stock

    (2,796 )     (5,673 )

Payment of withholding taxes on stock awards

    (2,113 )     (947 )

Net cash provided by financing activities

    17,268       4,080  

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

    (89 )     (179 )

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    460       572  

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ 371     $ 393  
                 

Supplemental cash flow information:

               

Non-cash financing activity - seller financing

  $     $ 5,000  

Non-cash financing activity - capital lease agreements

  $ 9,693     $ 9,131  

 

See accompanying Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

Delta Apparel, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

Note A—Basis of Presentation and Description of Business

 

We prepared the accompanying interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with the instructions for Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") for complete financial statements. We believe these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include all normal recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation. Operating results for the three-month and nine -month periods ended June 29, 2019 , are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for our fiscal year ending September 28, 2019. Although our various product lines are sold on a year-round basis, the demand for specific products or styles reflects some seasonality, with sales in our June quarter generally being the highest and sales in our December quarter generally being the lowest. For more information regarding our results of operations and financial position, refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements and footnotes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended September 29, 2018 , filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

 

“Delta Apparel”, the “Company”, “we”, “us” and “our” are used interchangeably to refer to Delta Apparel, Inc. together with our domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries, including M.J. Soffe, LLC (“Soffe”), DTG2Go, LLC (f/k/a Art Gun LLC) (“DTG2Go”), Salt Life, LLC (“Salt Life”), Culver City Clothing Company (f/k/a Junkfood Clothing Company) (“Junkfood”), and our other domestic and international subsidiaries, as appropriate to the context. On October 8, 2018, we purchased substantially all the assets of Silk Screen Ink, Ltd. d/b/a SSI Digital Print Services. See Note D—Acquisitions, for further information on this transaction.

 

Delta Apparel, Inc. is an international apparel design, marketing, manufacturing and sourcing company that features a diverse portfolio of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products. We specialize in selling casual and athletic products through a variety of distribution channels and distribution tiers, including department stores, mid and mass channels, e-retailers, sporting goods and outdoor retailers, independent and specialty stores, and the U.S. military. Our products are also made available direct-to-consumer on our websites and in our branded retail stores. We believe this diversified distribution allows us to capitalize on our strengths to provide casual activewear to a broad and evolving customer base whose shopping preferences may span multiple retail channels.

 

As a vertically-integrated manufacturer, we design and internally manufacture the majority of our products, which allows us to offer a high degree of consistency and quality, leverage scale efficiencies, and react quickly to changes in trends within the marketplace. We have manufacturing operations located in the United States, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico, and use domestic and foreign contractors as additional sources of production. Our distribution facilities are strategically located throughout the United States to better serve our customers with same-day shipping on our catalog products and weekly replenishments to retailers.

 

We were incorporated in Georgia in 1999 and our headquarters is located at 322 South Main Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 (telephone number: 864-232-5200). Our common stock trades on the NYSE American exchange under the symbol “DLA”. We operate on a 52-53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to September 30. Our 2019 fiscal year is a 52-week year and will end on September 29, 2019 . Our 2018 fiscal year was also a 52-week year and ended on September 29, 2018 .

 

 

Note B—Accounting Policies

 

Our accounting policies are consistent with those described in our Significant Accounting Policies in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2018 , filed with the SEC.

 

 

 

Note C—New Accounting Standards

 

Recently Adopted Standards

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("ASU 2014-09"). This new guidance requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. ASU 2014-09 was effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, for public business entities and permitted the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. Early application is permitted only for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. ASU 2014-09 was adopted in our fiscal year beginning September 30, 2018, using the modified retrospective transition method and we applied the provisions of ASU 2014-09 to all contracts at the date of adoption.

 

Our revenue streams consist of wholesale, direct-to-consumer ecommerce and retail stores which are included in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. The table below identifies the amount and percentage of net sales by distribution channel (in thousands):

 

   

Three Months Ended

 
   

June 29, 2019

   

June 30, 2018

 
         

%

      $    

%

 

Retail

  $ 1,296       1 %   $ 986       1 %

Direct-to-consumer ecommerce

    1,419       1 %     1,503       1 %

Wholesale

    116,545       98 %     109,693       98 %

Net Sales

  $ 119,260       100 %   $ 112,182       100 %

 

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

June 29, 2019

   

June 30, 2018

 
         

%

      $    

%

 

Retail

  $ 3,180       1 %   $ 2,602       1 %

Direct-to-consumer ecommerce

    3,990       1 %     3,974       1 %

Wholesale

    316,603       98 %     295,952       98 %

Net Sales

  $ 323,773       100 %   $ 302,528       100 %

 

The table below provides net sales by reportable segment (in thousands) and the percentage of net sales by distribution channel for each reportable segment:

 

   

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019

 
   

Net Sales

   

Retail

   

Ecommerce

   

Wholesale

 

Delta Group

  $ 107,409       0.3 %     0.3 %     99.4 %

Salt Life Group

    11,851       8.6 %     9.0 %     82.4 %

Total

  $ 119,260                          

 

   

Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018

 
   

Net Sales

   

Retail

   

Ecommerce

   

Wholesale

 

Delta Group

  $ 102,107       0.3 %     0.3 %     99.4 %

Salt Life Group

    10,075       7.3 %     11.3 %     81.4 %

Total

  $ 112,182                          

 

   

Year To Date Fiscal Year 2019

 
   

Net Sales

   

Retail

   

Ecommerce

   

Wholesale

 

Delta Group

  $ 291,325       0.3 %     0.3 %     99.4 %

Salt Life Group

    32,448       7.1 %     9.3 %     83.6 %

Total

  $ 323,773                          

 

   

Year To Date Fiscal Year 2018

 
   

Net Sales

   

Retail

   

Ecommerce

   

Wholesale

 

Delta Group

  $ 272,157       0.4 %     0.3 %     99.3 %

Salt Life Group

    30,371       5.8 %     10.1 %     84.1 %

Total

  $ 302,528                          

 

Revenue is recognized when performance obligations under the terms of the contracts are satisfied. Our performance obligation primarily consists of delivering products to our customers. Control is transferred upon providing the products to customers in our retail stores, upon shipment of our products to the consumers from our ecommerce sites, and upon shipment from our distribution centers to our customers in our wholesale operations. Once control is transferred to the customer, we have completed our performance obligation.

 

 

Our receivables resulting from wholesale customers are generally collected within two months, in accordance with our established credit terms. Our direct-to-consumer ecommerce and retail store receivables are collected within a few days. Our revenue, including freight income, is recognized net of applicable taxes in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

In certain areas of our wholesale business, we offer discounts and allowances to support our customers. Some of these arrangements are written agreements, while others may be implied by customary practices in the industry. Wholesale sales are recorded net of discounts, allowances, and operational chargebacks. As certain allowances and other deductions are not finalized until the end of a season, program or other event which may not have occurred, we estimate such discounts, allowances, and returns that we expect to provide.

 

In accordance with the new revenue guidance, we only recognize revenue to the extent that it is probable that we will not recognize a significant reversal of revenue when the uncertainties related to the variability are ultimately resolved. In determining our estimates for discounts, allowances, chargebacks, and returns, we consider historical and current trends, agreements with our customers and retailer performance. We record these discounts, returns and allowances as a reduction to net sales in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and as a liability in our accrued expenses in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, with the estimated value of inventory expected to be returned in prepaid and other current assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

We have made accounting policy elections related to the new revenue recognition standard. We exclude any taxes collected from customers that are remitted to taxing authorities from net sales. We record shipping and handling charges incurred by us before and after the customer obtains control as a fulfillment cost rather than an additional promised service. Our customers' terms are less than one year from the transfer of goods, and we do not adjust receivable amounts for the impact of the time value of money. We do not capitalize costs of obtaining a contract which we expect to recover, such as commissions, as the amortization period of the asset recognized would be one year or less. We do not believe any of these expedients had a material impact on our financial statements upon our adoption of the guidance.

 

With the adoption of ASU 2014-09, the timing of revenue recognition for our primary revenue streams remained substantially unchanged, with no material effect on net sales. See the table below (in thousands) for the effect of the adoption of the standard on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 29, 2019 due to the change in recording provisions for customer refunds as a liability instead of netted against trade accounts receivable.

 

   

As Reported

June 29, 2019

   

Effect of Standard

   

Balances

without Adoption

 

Accounts receivable, net

  $ 67,200     $ (748 )   $ 66,452  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    3,384       (166 )     3,218  

Total Current Assets

    250,297       (914 )     249,383  

Total assets

    381,425       (914 )     380,511  

Accrued liabilities

    16,834       (1,163 )     15,671  

Total current liabilities

    81,576       (1,163 )     80,413  

Total liabilities

    231,140       (1,163 )     229,977  

Total liabilities and equity

    381,425       (1,163 )     380,262  

 

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230), Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, ( " ASU 2016-15"). The amendments add or clarify guidance on the classification of certain cash receipts and payments in the statement of cash flows. This was issued with the intent of reducing diversity in practice with respect to certain types of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 is required to be adopted retrospectively. ASU 2016-15 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those annual periods. ASU 2016-15 was adopted in our fiscal year beginning September 30, 2018. During the March quarter, we paid $0.6 million in contingent consideration. With the adoption of ASU 2016-15, $0.1 million and $0.5 million were recorded in net cash used in operating activities and financing activities, respectively.

 

Standards Not Yet Adopted

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases, ("ASU 2016-02"). ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize assets and liabilities for most leases. All leases will be required to be recorded on the balance sheet with the exception of short-term leases. The guidance must be adopted using a modified retrospective approach for leases that exist or are entered into after the beginning of the earliest comparative period in the financial statements. ASU 2016-02 is effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those annual periods, with early application permitted. ASU 2016-02 will therefore be adopted in our fiscal year beginning September 29, 2019 . We are evaluating the effect that ASU 2016-02 will have on our Consolidated Financial Statements and related disclosures.

 

 

In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities, ( " ASU 2017-12"). The amendments in ASU 2017-12 apply to any entity that elects to apply hedge accounting in accordance with U.S. GAAP. ASU 2017-12 permits more flexibility in hedging interest rate risk for both variable rate and fixed rate financial instruments, and the ability to hedge risk components for nonfinancial hedges. In addition, this ASU requires an entity to present the earnings effect of hedging the instrument in the same income statement line in which the earnings effect of the hedge item is reported. In addition, companies no longer need to separately measure and report hedge ineffectiveness and can use an amortization approach or continue with mark-to-market accounting. ASU 2017-12 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those annual periods. ASU 2017-12 will be adopted in our fiscal year beginning September 29, 2019 . We are evaluating the effect that ASU 2017-12 will have on our Consolidated Financial Statements and related disclosures.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and other (Topic 350), Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment , ("ASU 2017-04"). To simplify the subsequent measurement of goodwill, ASU 2017-04 eliminates Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. In computing the implied fair value of goodwill under Step 2, an entity had to perform procedures to determine the fair value at the impairment testing date of its assets and liabilities (including unrecognized assets and liabilities) following a similar process that would be required in determining the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination. Under ASU 2017-04 an entity should perform its annual, or interim, goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. An entity should recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value; however, the loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. Additionally, an entity should consider income tax effects from any tax deductible goodwill on the carrying amount of the reporting unit when measuring the goodwill impairment loss, if applicable. ASU 2017-04 also eliminates the requirements for any reporting unit with a zero or negative carrying amount to perform a qualitative assessment and, if it fails that qualitative test, to perform Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test. Therefore, the same impairment assessment applies to all reporting units. An entity is required to disclose the amount of goodwill allocated to each reporting unit with a zero or negative carrying amount of net assets. An entity still has the option to perform the qualitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine if the quantitative impairment test is necessary. ASU 2017-04 is effective for financial statements issued for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. ASU 2017-04 will therefore be adopted in our fiscal year beginning October 4, 2020. We are evaluating the effect that ASU 2017-04 will have on our Consolidated Financial Statements and related disclosures.

 

 

Note D—Acquisitions

 

On October 8, 2018, our DTG2Go, LLC subsidiary purchased substantially all of the assets of Silk Screen Ink, Ltd. d/b/a SSI Digital Print Services ("SSI"), a premium provider of direct-to-garment digital printed products. The SSI business operated from locations in Iowa and Colorado serving the western and mid-western parts of the United States. During the March quarter, we stopped production at the smaller operation in Colorado as the location was not strategic as it served the same geographic locations as the Iowa and existing Nevada locations.

 

The financial results of the acquired business have been included in our Delta Group since the date of the acquisition. It is not practicable to disclose the revenue and income of SSI since the acquisition date as we have integrated the SSI and DTG2Go businesses together since acquisition.

 

The SSI acquisition purchase price consisted of $2.0 million in cash, a promissory note for $7.0 million and $3.0 million in capital lease funding secured by the acquired fixed assets. The cash portion of the purchase price included a payment at closing of $2.0 million and a post-closing net working capital adjustment. The post–closing net working capital adjustment of $0.7 million was paid during the March quarter. The below table represents the total consideration for the acquisition (in thousands):

 

Cash

  $ 2,000  

Promissory note

    7,000  

Capital lease financing

    3,000  

Net working capital adjustment

    729  

Total consideration

  $ 12,729  

 

The current allocation of consideration to the assets and liabilities are noted in the table below as well as measurement-period adjustments recorded in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 29, 2019.  The adjustments are related to additional information obtained on conditions that existed at the acquisition date.  The Company is in the process of finalizing its valuation of the intangible assets acquired; thus, the provisional measurements of intangible assets and goodwill are subject to change. The total amount of goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.

 

   

Allocation as of

March 30, 2019

   

Measurement

Period Adjustments

   

Allocation as of

June 29, 2019

 

Accounts receivable

  $ 1,184     $ -     $ 1,184  

Inventory

    1,127       -       1,127  

Other current assets

    86       -       86  

Property, plant, and equipment

    3,400       -       3,400  

Goodwill

    3,380       1,300       4,680  

Intangible assets

    4,020       (1,100 )     2,920  

Accounts payable

    (668 )     -       (668 )

Consideration paid

  $ 12,529     $ 200     $ 12,729  

 

 

 

Note E—Inventories

 

Inventories, net of reserves of $10.2 million and $10.5 million, as of  June 29, 2019, and September 29, 2018 , respectively, consisted of the following (in thousands):

 

   

June 29,

   

September 29,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Raw materials

  $ 11,794     $ 9,641  

Work in process

    16,026       18,327  

Finished goods

    149,959       147,015  
    $ 177,779     $ 174,983  

 

Raw materials include finished yarn and direct materials for the Delta Group, undecorated garments for the DTG2Go business and direct embellishment materials for the Salt Life Group.

 

 

Note F—Debt

 

On May 10, 2016, we entered into a Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “Amended Credit Agreement”) with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”), as Administrative Agent, the Sole Lead Arranger and the Sole Book Runner, and the financial institutions named therein as Lenders, which are Wells Fargo, PNC Bank, National Association and Regions Bank. Our subsidiaries M.J. Soffe, LLC, Culver City Clothing Company (f/k/a Junkfood Clothing Company), Salt Life, LLC, and DTG2Go, LLC (f/k/a Art Gun, LLC) (collectively, the "Borrowers"), are co-borrowers under the Amended Credit Agreement.

 

On November 27, 2017, the Borrowers entered into a First Amendment to the Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with Wells Fargo and the other lenders set forth therein (the “First Amendment”). The First Amendment amended the definition of Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio within the Amended Credit Agreement to permit up to $10 million of the proceeds received from the March 31, 2017, sale of certain assets of the Junkfood business to be used towards share repurchases for up to one year from the date of that transaction. In addition, the definition of Permitted Purchase Money Indebte dness was amend ed to extend the time period within which the Borrowers may enter into capital leases and to increase the aggregate principal amount of such leases into which the Borrowers may enter to up to $15 million. The definition of Permitted Investments was  also amended to permit the Borrowers to make investments in entities that are not a party to the Amended Credit Agreement in an aggregate amount of up to $2 million. The First Amendment al so allowed  t he change in the name of our Junkfood Clothing Company subsidiary to Culver City Clothing Company. There were no changes to the Amended Credit Agreement related to interest rate, borrowing capacity, or maturity.

 

On March 9, 2018, the Borrowers entered into a Consent and Second Amendment to the Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with Wells Fargo and the other lenders set forth therein (the “Second Amendment”). Pursuant to the Second Amendment, Wells Fargo and the other lenders set forth therein consented to Art Gun, LLC’s acquisition of substantially all of the assets of TeeShirt Ink Inc. d/b/a DTG2Go. The Second Amendment also: (i) revised certain provisions in the Amended Credit Agreement relating to our ability to pay cash dividends or distributions to shareholders or to repurchase shares of our common stock so that the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 20 17 would not negatively impact our ability to make such dividends or distributions or to repurchase shares of our common stock during our 2018 fiscal year; (ii) amended the definition of Permitted Investments in the Amended Credit Agreement to allow investments in the Honduras partnership (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) in an aggregate original principal amount not to exceed $6 million; (iii) amended the definition of Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness in the Amended Credit Agreement to increase the aggregate principal amount of capital leases into which we may enter to up to $25 million; (iv) permitted the name change of Art Gun, LLC to DTG2Go, LLC; and (v) added new definitions relating to the DTG2Go acquisition. There were no changes to the Amended Credit Agreement related to interest rate, borrowing capacity, or maturity.

 

On October 8, 2018, the Borrowers entered into a Consent and Third Amendment to the Fifth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with Wells Fargo and the other lenders set forth therein (the "Third Amendment"). Pursuant to the Third Amendment, the Lenders consented to DTG2Go's acquisition of substantially all of the assets of SSI. The Third Amendment also: (i) amended the existing loan agreement, including various definitions therein, to add a first-in last-out "FILO" borrowing component and (ii) amended the existing loan agreement, including various definitions therein, to address the potential unavailability or discontinuance of the use of LIBOR rates and updated certain provisions regarding compliance with denied party, sanctioned entity, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering and related laws and regulations and other items.

 

The Amended Credit Agreement allows us to borrow up to $145 million (subject to borrowing base limitations), including a maximum of $25 million in letters of credit. Provided that no event of default exists, we have the option to increase the maximum credit to $200 million (subject to borrowing base limitations), conditioned upon the Administrative Agent's ability to secure additional commitments and customary closing conditions. The credit facility matures on May 10, 2021. 

 

 

As of June 29, 2019 , there was $114.8 million outstanding under our U.S. revolving credit facility at an average interest rate of 4.7% and additional borrowing availability of $21.6 million. This credit facility includes a financial covenant requiring that if the amount of availability falls below the threshold amounts set forth in the Amended Credit Agreement, our Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio (“FCCR”) (as defined in the Amended Credit Agreement) for the preceding 12-month period must not be less than 1.1 to 1.0. We were not subject to the FCCR covenant at June 29, 2019 , because our availability was above the minimum required under the Amended Credit Agreement, but we would have satisfied our financial covenant had we been subject to it. At June 29, 2019, and September 29, 2018 , there was $14.4 million and $14.7 million, respectively, of retained earnings free of restrictions to make cash dividends or stock repurchases.

 

The Amended Credit Agreement contains a subjective acceleration clause and a “springing” lockbox arrangement (as defined in FASB Codification No. 470, Debt ("ASC 470")) whereby remittances from customers will be forwarded to our general bank account and will not reduce the outstanding debt until and unless a specified event or an event of default occurs. Pursuant to ASC 470, we classify borrowings under the Amended Credit Agreement as long-term debt.

 

In August 2013, we acquired Salt Life and issued two promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $22.0 million, which included a one-time installment of $9.0 million that was due and paid as required on September 30, 2014, and quarterly installments commencing on March 31, 2015, with the final installment due on June 30, 2019. The promissory notes are zero-interest notes and state that interest will be imputed as required under Section 1274 of the Internal Revenue Code. We imputed interest at 1.92% on the promissory note that matured on June 30, 2016, and was paid in full as required. We impute interest at 3.62% on the promissory note that matured on June 30, 2019. At June 29, 2019 , the discounted value of the promissory note outstanding was $0.5 million.

 

On October 8, 2018, we acquired substantially all of the assets of Silk Screen Ink, Ltd. d/b/a SSI Digital Print Services.  See Note-D Acquisitions for more information on this transaction. In conjunction with the acquisition, we issued a promissory note in the principal amount of $7.0 million. The promissory note bears interest at 6% with quarterly installments beginning January 2, 2019, with the final installment due October 1, 2021. As of June 29, 2019 , there was $5.9 million outstanding on the promissory note.

 

Since March 2011, we have entered into term loans and a revolving credit facility with Banco Ficohsa, a Honduran bank, to finance both the operations and capital expansion of our Honduran facilities. Each of these loans is secured by a first-priority lien on the assets of our Honduran operations and is not guaranteed by our U.S. entities. These loans are denominated in U.S. dollars and the carrying value of the debt approximates its fair value. The revolving credit facility requires minimum payments during each nine -month period of the 18-month term; however, the loan agreement permits additional drawdowns to the extent payments are made and certain objective covenants are met. The current revolving Honduran debt, by its nature, is not long-term, as it requires scheduled payments each six months. However, as the loan permits us to re-borrow funds up to the amount repaid, subject to certain covenants, and we intend to re-borrow funds, subject to those covenants, the amounts have been classified as long-term debt.

 

Additional information about these loans and the outstanding balances as of June 29, 2019 , is as follows (in thousands):

 

   

June 29,

 
   

2019

 

Revolving credit facility established March 2011, interest at 6.2% expiring August 2020

  $ 4,984  

Term loan established November 2014, interest at 6.0%, payable monthly with a six-year term

    950  

Term loan established June 2016, interest at 6.0%, payable monthly with a six-year term

    849  

Term loan established October 2017, interest at 6.0%, payable monthly with a six-year term

    2,219  

 

 

 

Note G—Selling, General and Administrative Expense

 

We include in selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses the costs incurred subsequent to the receipt of finished goods at our distribution facilities, such as the cost of stocking, warehousing, picking, packing, and shipping goods for delivery to our customers. Distribution costs included in SG&A expenses totaled $4.5 million for both three-month periods ended June 29, 2019 , and June 30, 2018 , and totaled $12.9 million and $12.8 million for the nine -month periods ended June 29, 2019 , and June 30, 2018 , respectively. In addition, SG&A expenses include costs related to sales associates, administrative personnel, advertising and marketing expenses and other general and administrative expenses.

 

 

Note H—Stock-Based Compensation

 

On February 4, 2015, our shareholders re-approved the Delta Apparel, Inc. 2010 Stock Plan ("2010 Stock Plan") that was originally approved by our shareholders on November 11, 2010. Since November 2010, no additional awards have been or will be granted under either the Delta Apparel Stock Option Plan ("Option Plan") or the Delta Apparel Incentive Stock Award Plan ("Award Plan") and, instead, all stock awards have been and will continue to be granted under the 2010 Stock Plan.

 

We account for these plans pursuant to ASC 718, SAB 107, SAB 110, and ASU 2016-09. Shares are generally issued from treasury stock upon exercise of the options or the vesting of the restricted stock units, performance units or other awards under the 2010 Stock Plan.

 

Compensation expense is recorded on the SG&A expense line item in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations over the vesting periods. During the three-month periods ended June 29, 2019 , and June 30, 2018 , we recognized $0.5 million and $0.8 million, respectively, in stock-based compensation expense. During the nine -month periods ended June 29, 2019 , and June 30, 2018 , we recognized $1.8 million and $2.0 million, respectively, in stock-based compensation expense.

 

2010 Stock Plan

 

Under the 2010 Stock Plan, the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors has the authority to determine the employees and directors to whom awards may be granted and the size and type of each award and manner in which such awards will vest. The awards available under the plan consist of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance stock, performance units, and other stock and cash awards. The aggregate number of shares of common stock that may be delivered under the 2010 Stock Plan is 500,000 plus any shares of common stock subject to outstanding awards under the Option Plan or Award Plan that are subsequently forfeited or terminated for any reason before being exercised. The 2010 Stock Plan limits the number of shares that may be covered by awards to any participant in a given calendar year and also limits the aggregate awards of restricted stock, restricted stock units and performance stock granted in a given calendar year. If a participant dies or becomes disabled (as defined in the 2010 Stock Plan) while employed by the Company or serving as a director, all unvested awards become fully vested. The Compensation Committee is authorized to establish the terms and conditions of awards granted under the 2010 Stock Plan, to establish, amend and rescind any rules and regulations relating to the 2010 Stock Plan, and to make any other determinations that it deems necessary.

 

No restricted stock units or performance units were granted during the three-month and nine -month periods ended June 29, 2019 .

 

During the three-month period ended December 29, 2018, restricted stock units and performance units representing 205,000 and 42,000 shares of our common stock, respectively, vested upon the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2018 , and were issued in accordance with their respective agreements. All vested awards were paid in common stock.

 

During the three-month period ended December 30, 2017, restricted stock units and performance units representing 54,602 and 92,068 shares of our common stock, respectively, vested upon the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017, and were issued in accordance with their respective agreements. One-half of the restricted stock units were paid in common stock and one-half were paid in cash. Of the performance units, 72,138 were paid in common stock and 19,930 were paid in cash.

 

As of June 29, 2019 , there was $1.7 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to unvested awards granted under the 2010 Stock Plan. This cost is expected to be recognized over a period of 1.5 years.

 

 

Note I—Purchase Contracts

 

We have entered into agreements, and have fixed prices, to purchase yarn, finished fabric, and finished apparel and headwear products. At June 29, 2019 , minimum payments under these contracts were as follows (in thousands):

 

Yarn

$ 21,866

Finished fabric

  3,061

Finished products

  10,716
  $ 35,643

 

 

 

Note J—Business Segments

 

We operate our business in two segments, the Delta Group and the Salt Life Group. During fiscal year 2018, we made a strategic decision to re-align our business into segments that better reflect our operating model and allow us to better leverage and more efficiently manage our cost structure as we plan future growth. With this re-alignment, we changed and renamed our reportable segments to reflect how our Chief Operating Decision Maker and management currently make financial decisions and allocate resources. We report our results under the Delta Group, comprising our Delta Activewear, DTG2Go and Soffe business units, and the Salt Life Group, comprising our Salt Life and Coast business units. Although the two segments are similar in their production processes and regulatory environments, they are distinct in their economic characteristics, products, marketing, and distribution methods.

 

The Delta Group is comprised of our business units primarily focused on core activewear styles, and includes our Delta Activewear (which includes Delta Catalog and FunTees), Soffe, and DTG2Go business units. We market, distribute and manufacture unembellished knit apparel under the main brands of Soffe ® , Delta Platinum, Delta Pro Weight ® , and Delta Magnum Weight ® for sale to a diversified audience including sporting goods retailers, large licensed screen printers, specialty and resort stores, ad-specialty and promotional products businesses, the U.S. military and others. We also manufacture private label products for major branded sportswear companies, trendy regional brands, retailers, and sports licensed apparel marketers. Typically, our private label products are sold with value-added services such as hangtags, ticketing, hangers, and embellishment so that they are fully ready for retail. Using digital print equipment and its proprietary technology, DTG2Go embellishes garments to create private label, custom decorated apparel servicing the fast-growing e-retailer channels, as well as the ad-specialty, promotional products, screen print, traditional retail, social media, and licensed apparel marketplaces, among others.

 

The Salt Life Group is comprised of our lifestyle brands focused on a broad range of apparel garments, headwear and related accessories to meet consumer preferences and fashion trends, and includes our Salt Life and Coast business units. These products are sold through specialty and boutique shops, traditional department stores, and outdoor retailers, as well as direct-to-consumer through branded ecommerce sites and branded retail stores. Products in this segment are marketed under our lifestyle brands of Salt Life ® and COAST ® .

 

Our Chief Operating Decision Maker and management evaluate performance and allocate resources based on profit or loss from operations before interest, income taxes and special charges ("segment operating income"). Our segment operating income may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. The accounting policies of our reportable segments are the same as those described in Note 2 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2018 , filed with the SEC. Intercompany transfers between operating segments are transacted at cost and have been eliminated within the segment amounts shown in the following table (in thousands).

 

   

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

   

June 29, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

 

June 29, 2019

 

June 30, 2018

Segment net sales:

                       

Delta Group

  $ 107,409   $ 102,107   $ 291,325   $ 272,157

Salt Life Group

    11,851     10,075     32,448     30,371

Total net sales

  $ 119,260   $ 112,182   $ 323,773   $ 302,528
                         

Segment operating income:

                       

Delta Group (1)

  $ 9,248   $ 9,137   $ 15,393   $ 19,337

Salt Life Group (2)

    2,596     1,085     5,608     4,295

Total segment operating income

  $ 11,844   $ 10,222   $ 21,001   $ 23,632

 

(1) In the quarter ended December 29, 2018, the Delta Group operating income included $2.5 million of expense incurred in connection with the settlement of litigation related to the 2016 bankruptcy filing of The Sports Authority. See Note M - Legal Proceedings.

(2) In the quarter ended June 29, 2019, the Salt Life Group operating income included a discrete gain of $1.3 million realized from the settlement of a commercial litigation matter. 

 

 

The following table reconciles the segment operating income to the consolidated income before provision for income taxes (in thousands):

 

   

Three Months Ended

   

Nine Months Ended

 
   

June 29, 2019

   

June 30, 2018

   

June 29, 2019

   

June 30, 2018

 

Segment operating income

  $ 11,844     $ 10,222     $ 21,001     $ 23,632  

Unallocated corporate expenses

    3,508       3,554       9,930       9,613  

Unallocated interest expense

    1,989       1,522       5,739       4,207  

Consolidated income (loss) before provision for income taxes

  $ 6,347     $ 5,146     $ 5,332     $ 9,812  

 

The Delta Group segment assets have increased by $32.7 million since September 29, 2018 , to $316.6 million as of June 29, 2019 , as a result of our recent digital print acquisition as well as increases in working capital due to the seasonality of the business. See Note D—Acquisitions for further information on our recent digital print acquisition.  The Salt Life Group segment assets have increased by $6.1 million since September 29, 2018 , to $61.1 million as of June 29, 2019 , primarily due to higher receivables.

 

 

Note K—Income Taxes

 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “New Tax Legislation”) was enacted on December 22, 2017, which significantly revised the U.S. corporate income tax code by, among other things, lowering federal corporate income tax rates, implementing a modified territorial tax system and imposing a repatriation tax on deemed repatriated cumulative earnings of foreign subsidiaries. The New Tax Legislation created, among other things, a new requirement that certain income earned by controlled foreign corporations (“CFCs”) must be included currently in the gross income of the CFCs’ U.S. shareholder. In addition, new taxes were imposed related to foreign income, including a tax on global intangible low-taxed income (“GILTI”) as well as a limitation on the deduction for business interest expense (“Section 163(j))".

 

GILTI is the excess of the shareholder’s net CFC tested income over the net deemed tangible income.  The Section 163(j) limitation does not allow the amount of deductible interest to exceed the sum of the taxpayer's business interest income, 30% of the taxpayer’s adjusted taxable income, and the taxpayer’s floor plan financing interest expense for the year. We have included in our calculation of our effective tax rate the estimated impact of GILTI and Section 163(j).

 

In the quarter ended December 30, 2017, when the New Tax Legislation was enacted, we made reasonable estimates of the effects on our existing deferred tax balances and the transition tax, recording $10.6 million of tax expense based on an estimate of our total earnings and profits (E&P) from our foreign subsidiaries which were previously deferred from U.S. taxes. During the quarter ended September 29, 2018 , we increased the provisional amount by $0.1 million based on our E&P study resulting in $10.7 million recorded in our 2018 fiscal year. The transition tax will be paid over eight years. The transitional tax was finalized during the first quarter of fiscal year 2019 and is no longer considered provisional.

 

Our effective income tax rate on operations for the nine -month period ended June 29, 2019 , was 16.8%. For the nine -month period ended June 30, 2018 , our effective income tax rate, excluding the $10.6 million provision related to the New Tax Legislation, was 10.5%. Our effective income tax rate on operations for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2018 , excluding the $10.7 million provision related to the New Tax Legislation, was a benefit of 1.7%.

 

We intend to reinvest all of our unremitted earnings of our foreign subsidiaries and therefore, outside of the transition tax mentioned previously, we have provided no provision for income taxes which may result from withholding taxes and/or other outside basis differences.  We believe that the determination of such income taxes is impracticable.

 

We benefit from having income in foreign jurisdictions that are either exempt from income taxes or have tax rates that are lower than those in the United States. Based on our current projected pre-tax income and the anticipated amount of U.S. taxable income compared to profits in the offshore taxable and tax-free jurisdictions in which we operate, our estimated annual income tax rate for the fiscal year ending September 28, 2019, is currently expected to be approximately 17%-19%. However, changes in the mix of U.S. taxable income compared to profits in tax-free or lower-tax jurisdictions can have a significant impact on our overall effective tax rate. In addition, the final impact of the New Tax Legislation may differ from our estimates, possibly materially, due to, among other things, changes in interpretations, additional regulatory guidance that may be issued, additional information that may become available to us, and actions we may take as a result of the New Tax Legislation.

 

We file income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various state, local and foreign jurisdictions. Tax years 2015, 2016, and 2017, according to statute and with few exceptions, remain open to examination by various federal, state, local and foreign jurisdictions.

 

 

 

Note L—Derivatives and Fair Value Measurements

 

From time to time, we may use interest rate swaps or other instruments to manage our interest rate exposure and reduce the impact of future interest rate changes. These financial instruments are not used for trading or speculative purposes. We have designated our interest rate swap contracts as cash flow hedges of our future interest payments. As a result, the gains and losses on the swap contracts are reported as a component of other comprehensive income and are reclassified into interest expense as the related interest payments are made. All components of other comprehensive income are attributable to shareholders.  As of June 29, 2019 , there are no components related to the non-controlling interest.  Outstanding instruments as of June 29, 2019 , are as follows:

 

     

Notational

         
 

Effective Date

 

Amount

   

Fixed LIBOR Rate

 

Maturity Date

Interest Rate Swap

July 19, 2017

  $10.0 million     1.74%  

July 19, 2019

Interest Rate Swap

July 19, 2017

  $10.0 million     1.99%  

May 10, 2021

Interest Rate Swap

July 25, 2018

  $20.0 million     3.18%  

July 25, 2023

 

From time to time, we may purchase cotton option contracts to economically hedge the risk related to market fluctuations in the cost of cotton used in our operations. We do not receive hedge accounting treatment for these derivatives. As such, the realized and unrealized gains and losses associated with them are recorded within cost of goods sold on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. 

 

 

FASB Codification No. 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (“ASC 820”), defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value are grouped in three levels. The levels prioritize the inputs used to measure the fair value of the assets or liabilities. These levels are:

 

 

Level 1  – Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

     
 

Level 2  – Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for assets and liabilities, either directly or indirectly. These inputs include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets and quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are less active.

     
 

Level 3  – Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity for assets or liabilities and includes certain pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies and similar techniques.

 

The following financial assets (liabilities) are measured at fair value on a recurring basis (in thousands):

 

   

Fair Value Measurements Using

 
           

Quoted Prices in

   

Significant Other

   

Significant

 
           

Active Markets for

   

Observable

   

Unobservable

 
           

Identical Assets

   

Inputs

   

Inputs

 

Period Ended

 

Total

   

(Level 1)

   

(Level 2)

   

(Level 3)

 

Interest Rate Swaps

                               

June 29, 2019

  $ (1,184 )         $ (1,184 )      

September 29, 2018

    183             183        
                                 

Cotton Options

                               

June 29, 2019

  $                    

September 29, 2018

    (110 )     (110 )            
                                 

Contingent Consideration

                               

June 29, 2019

  $ (9,394 )               $ (9,394 )

September 29, 2018

    (10,542 )                 (10,542 )

 

The fair value of the interest rate swap agreements was derived from a discounted cash flow analysis based on the terms of the contract and the forward interest rate curves adjusted for our credit risk, which fall in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy. At June 29, 2019 , book value for fixed rate debt approximates fair value based on quoted market prices for the same or similar issues or on the current rates offered to us for debt of the same remaining maturities (a Level 2 fair value measurement).

 

 

The following table summarizes the fair value and presentation in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for derivatives related to our interest swap agreements as of June 29, 2019 , and September 29, 2018 (in thousands):

 

   

June 29,

   

September 29,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Other assets

  $     $ 182  

Deferred tax assets

    297       (46

)

Other non-current liabilities

    (1,184 )      

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

  $ (887 )   $ 136  

 

In August 2013, we acquired Salt Life and issued contingent consideration payable in cash after the end of calendar year 2019 if financial performance targets involving the sale of Salt Life-branded products are met during the 2019 calendar year.  We used a Monte Carlo model utilizing the historical results and projected cash flows based on the contractually defined terms, discounted as necessary, to estimate the fair value of the contingent consideration for Salt Life at the acquisition date as well as to remeasure the contingent consideration related to the acquisition of Salt Life at each reporting period.  Accordingly, the fair value measurement for contingent consideration falls in Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

At June 29, 2019 , we had $0.2 million accrued in contingent consideration related to the Salt Life acquisition, a $1.1 million reduction from the accrual at September 29, 2018 . The reduction in the fair value of contingent consideration is recorded in other income and is based on the inputs into the Monte Carlo model, including the time remaining in the measurement period and our expectations of sales in calendar year 2019 which have been reduced based on our current view of the retail environment.

 

On March 9, 2018, we acquired Teeshirt Ink, Inc. d/b/a DTG2Go. The purchase price consisted of $16.6 million in cash and additional contingent consideration based on achievement of certain performance targets related to sales and EBITDA for the period from April 1, 2018, through September 29, 2018 , as well as for our fiscal years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. In the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, in accordance with the purchase agreement, contingent consideration of $0.6 million was paid to the sellers for the earn-out period from April 1, 2018, through September 29, 2018 .  During the nine-months ended June 29, 2019, we expensed $0.6 million to increase the contingent consideration primarily driven from the time value from the discount period.

 

At June 29, 2019 , we had a total of $9.4 million accrued in contingent consideration, a $1.1 million decrease from the accrual at September 29, 2018 . The decrease is driven by the $0.6 million payment made during the second fiscal quarter along with a $0.5 million decrease in the accrual which is recorded in other income. The fair value of contingent consideration is based on the inputs into the Monte Carlo model, including the time remaining in the measurement period. Accordingly, the fair value measurement for contingent consideration falls in Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. 

 

 

Note M—Legal Proceedings

 

The Sports Authority Bankruptcy Litigation  

 

Soffe was previously involved in several related litigation matters stemming from The Sports Authority's ("TSA") March 2, 2016, filing of a voluntary petition(s) for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the "TSA Bankruptcy"). Prior to such filing, Soffe provided TSA with products to be sold on a consignment basis pursuant to a "pay by scan" agreement and the litigation matters related to Soffe's interest in the products it provided TSA on a consignment basis (the "Products") and the proceeds derived from the sale of such products (the "Proceeds").

 

TSA Stores, Inc. and related entities TSA Ponce, Inc. and TSA Caribe, Inc. filed an action against Soffe on March 16, 2016, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "TSA Action") including requests for declaratory judgment on a variety of matters related to the Products and Proceeds as well as several related claims. TSA lender Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as Successor Administrative and Collateral Agent ("WSFS"), intervened in the TSA Action seeking declaratory judgment on a variety of matters related to the Products and Proceeds and including several related claims. Soffe subsequently asserted counterclaims against WSFS in the TSA Action seeking declaratory judgment on a variety of matters related to the Products and Proceeds.

 

On November 26, 2018, the court issued an order in favor of WSFS with respect to its claimed interest in the majority of the Products and Proceeds. Soffe, WSFS, TSA Stores, Inc., TSA Ponce, Inc. and TSA Caribe, Inc. subsequently reached agreement to settle the above-referenced matters, with Soffe agreeing to pay approximately $2.5 million in exchange for a comprehensive release of all claims at issue in the matters. These matters have now been finally resolved, with the agreed amounts funded on December 31, 2018. We recorded the settlement expense in other expense, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three-month period ended December 29, 2018.

 

In addition to the foregoing, at times we are party to various legal claims, actions and complaints. We believe that, as a result of legal defenses, insurance arrangements, and indemnification provisions with parties believed to be financially capable, such actions should not have a material adverse effect on our operations, financial condition, or liquidity. 

 

 

 

Note N—Repurchase of Common Stock

 

As of September 29, 2018 , our Board of Directors authorized management to use up to $60.0 million to repurchase stock in open market transactions under our Stock Repurchase Program.

 

During the June quarter of fiscal year 2019, we purchased 14,000 shares of our common stock for a total cost of $0.3 million. Through June 29, 2019 , we have purchased 3,498,962 shares of our common stock for an aggregate of $50.5 million since the inception of our Stock Repurchase Program. All purchases were made at the discretion of management and pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of SEC Rule 10b-18. As of June 29, 2019 , $9.5 million remained available for future purchases under our Stock Repurchase Program, which does not have an expiration date.

 

The following table summarizes the purchases of our common stock for the quarter ended June 29, 2019 :

 

Period

 

Total Number of Shares Purchased

   

Average Price Paid per Share

   

Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans

 

Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans

March 31, 2019 to May 4, 2019

                 

$9.9 million

May 5, 2019 to June 1, 2019

    14,000     $ 21.97       14,000  

9.5 million

June 2, 2019 to June 29, 2019

                 

9.5 million

Total

    14,000     $ 21.97       14,000  

$9.5 million

 

 

Note O—Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

Components of intangible assets consist of the following (in thousands):

 

   

June 29, 2019

 

September 29, 2018

     
   

Cost

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

Net Value

 

Cost

 

Accumulated Amortization

 

Net Value

 

Economic

Life

 
                                           

Goodwill

  $ 37,897   $   $ 37,897   $ 33,217   $   $ 33,217    N/A  
                                           

Intangibles:

                                         

Tradename/trademarks

  $ 16,090   $ (3,143 ) $ 12,947   $ 16,090   $ (2,736 ) $ 13,354  

20 – 30 yrs

 

Customer relationships

    7,400     (808 )   6,592     4,500     (253 )   4,247  

8 – 10 yrs

 

Technology

    1,720     (1,243 )   477     1,720     (1,105 )   615  

10 yrs

 

License agreements

    2,100     (604 )   1,418     2,100     (527 )   1,573  

15 – 30 yrs

 

Non-compete agreements

    1,657     (1,110 )   625     1,637     (928 )   709  

4 – 8.5 yrs

 

Total intangibles

  $ 28,967   $ (6,908 ) $ 22,059   $ 26,047   $ (5,549 ) $ 20,498      

 

Goodwill represents the acquired goodwill net of the $0.6 million cumulative impairment losses recorded in fiscal year 2011. The goodwill recorded on our financial statements is included in both of our segments, with $18.0 million and $19.9 million included in the Delta Group and Salt Life Group, respectively.

 

On October 8, 2018, we acquired substantially all of the assets of Silk Screen Ink, Ltd. d/b/a SSI Digital Print Services. See Note D—Acquisitions. We have identified certain intangible assets associated with the acquisition, including technology, customer relationships, non-compete agreements and goodwill. While we are still in the process of finalizing the valuations of the intangible assets acquired, we provisionally valued goodwill associated with SSI at $4.7 million, and customer relationships and non-compete agreements at $2.9 million.

 

Amortization expense for intangible assets was $0.4 million for the three-month periods ended June 29, 2019 , and June 30, 2018 . Amortization expense for intangible assets was $1.4 million for the nine -month period ended June 29, 2019 , and $0.9 million for the nine -month period ended June 30, 2018 . Amortization expense is estimated to be approximately $2.0 million for fiscal year 2019, $1.8 million for fiscal year 2020, and $1.7 million for each of fiscal years 2021, 2022 and 2023.

 

 

Note P—Subsequent Events

 

None

 

 

 

Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. We may from time to time make written or oral statements that are “forward-looking,” including statements contained in this report and other filings with the SEC, in our press releases, and in other reports to our shareholders. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, events or developments that we expect or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The words “plan”, “estimate”, “project”, “forecast”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “intend”, “seek", “believe”, “may”, “should” and similar expressions, and discussions of strategy or intentions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

 

Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based on our current expectations and are necessarily dependent upon assumptions, estimates and data that we believe are reasonable and accurate but may be incorrect, incomplete or imprecise. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of business risks and inherent uncertainties, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in forward-looking statements include, among others, the following:

 

 

the volatility and uncertainty of cotton and other raw material prices;

 

the general U.S. and international economic conditions;

 

the competitive conditions in the apparel industry;

 

restrictions on our ability to borrow capital or service our indebtedness;

 

deterioration in the financial condition of our customers and suppliers and changes in the operations and strategies of our customers and suppliers;

 

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;

 

changes in economic, political or social stability at our offshore locations;

 

significant interruptions or disruptions within our manufacturing, distribution or other operations;

 

our ability to attract and retain key management;

 

significant changes in our effective tax rate;

 

interest rate fluctuations increasing our obligations under our variable rate indebtedness;

 

the ability to raise additional capital;

 

the ability to grow, achieve synergies and realize the expected profitability of acquisitions;

 

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 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;

 

the impairment of acquired intangible assets;

 

changes in international trade regulations;

 

our ability to comply with trade regulations;

 

changes in employment laws or regulations or our relationship with employees;

 

foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations;

 

violations of manufacturing standards or labor laws or unethical business practices by our suppliers and independent contractors;

 

the illiquidity of our shares; and

 

price volatility in our shares and the general volatility of the stock market.

 

A detailed discussion of significant risk factors that have the potential to cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations is set forth in Part 1 under the subheading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended September 29, 2018 , filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q do not purport to be predictions of future events or circumstances and may not be realized. Further, any forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and we do not undertake to publicly update or revise the forward-looking statements, except as required by the federal securities laws.

 

 

Business Outlook

 

We were pleased to deliver overall sales and earnings growth for our third quarter, with both our Delta Group and Salt Life Group segments performing well.  Our investments in new manufacturing technologies, speed-to-market distribution strategies, and additional sales channels continue to generate growth opportunities across our businesses and differentiate us from competitors.  We expect to capitalize on this momentum and further accelerate our top and bottom-line performance as we bring our fiscal year to a close. 

 

Customer diversification remains a key strategic focus and our DTG2Go digital print business is taking advantage of exciting new opportunities in a variety of channels including its traditional e-retailer base.  The adoption of DTG2Go’s virtual inventory model in the brick and mortar retailer channel demonstrates the significant untapped potential for on-demand printing and fulfillment. We recently began offering customers in this channel the additional "retail-ready" service of affixing unique universal product codes (UPC) and other packaging options to products to allow a seamless customer experience with on-demand and in-store purchases. We see similar growth opportunities within other channels, including retail license, promotional products, large brands, screen printers, team uniforms and social media, as we continue to differentiate ourselves from competitors through not only value-added services but also our first-to-market adoption of polyester printing technology.  To further solidify our leadership position in this area we are expanding our fulfillment footprint and capacity through the opening of two new facilities in New Jersey and Texas.  These new facilities will continue our strategy of integrating DTG2Go’s on-demand platform with our Activewear business’s cost-effective blank garment supply in combined locations and also give DTG2Go the unique ability to reach over half of all U.S. consumers with one-day shipping, including the key New York City and Dallas metropolitan areas. 

 

Market conditions in our core Activewear business are solid, with demand for our higher-margin Catalog fashion basics products and Western Hemisphere manufacturing platform continuing to accelerate. Our FunTees private label business remains on pace for record unit sales for the year and, as expected, profitability is improving as we move past the new customer start-up expenses and other costs impacting prior periods.  Our emphasis on new sales channels such as direct-to-retail and ecommerce, and cross-selling opportunities involving the DTG2Go and Soffe decoration platforms, is driving new business along with valuable customer diversification. We anticipate more growth at Activewear as we further leverage our internal manufacturing capacity and build out our distribution network with unique, single-solution facilities integrated with DTG2Go’s digital printing. 

 

We were pleased to see both top and bottom-line improvement from our Soffe brand during the third quarter and believe there are more opportunities for growth going forward.  We are pursuing a variety of programs in the military channel and look for conditions in the specialty channel to remain solid going into the holiday season. The Soffe brand also continues to gain momentum with key ecommerce partners and the growth to date in direct-to-consumer sales from Soffe’s ecommerce and brick and mortar retail platforms indicates that the brand’s authenticity and heritage are resonating with consumers.

 

We were pleased with the strong double-digit sales growth in our Salt Life business during the third quarter, including expansion across all major sales channels.  We expect the momentum at Salt Life to continue as the brand expands geographically through growth with national and regional retailers, and to potentially escalate with several new key account opportunities on the horizon. The increasing penetration of Salt Life’s higher-priced performance products within both wholesale and direct-to-consumer channels and the success of brand extensions such as Salt Life Lager and Salt Life Food Shack restaurants continue to broaden the brand’s audience and lifestyle positioning. Salt Life Lager is now sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina, and we expect it to be available in additional markets in the near term. New Salt Life-branded brick and mortar retail stores in Orlando and Key West, Florida are scheduled to open in the next few quarters, along with several more locations in Florida and South Carolina now under development, should also drive more consumer awareness and revenue for the brand.

 

Overall we expect to see additional sales and earnings growth to finish the year, driven by the extensive new product development and customer diversification efforts ongoing across our business.  Our focus on a broad range of go-to-market strategies supported by a flexible back-end platform allowing us to internally manufacture the majority of our products and deliver them quickly with the retail customization and sophistication customers demand has us, we believe, in a uniquely strong position to capitalize on the shifting trends within retail.

 

Results of Operations

 

Net sales for the third quarter were $119.3 million, up $7.1 million, or over 6%, from the prior year period’s net sales of $112.2 million. DTG2Go continued its accelerated sales growth with an increase of 63% from the prior quarter. Organic growth as well as the acquisition of the SSI Digital Print business acquired in fiscal year 2019 drove this increase. Salt Life and Soffe had sales growth of approximately 18% and 3%, respectively, and Activewear sales were flat with the prior year quarter.  For the first nine months of 2019, net sales grew 7% to $323.8 million from $302.5 million in the prior year. DTG2Go sales increased 153% to over $47 million, and Salt Life sales grew by 7% to over $30 million. These sales increases were partially offset by lower sales at Activewear and Soffe. Changes in the private label product mix drove sales declines in Activewear although unit sales increased compared to the prior year quarter. Soffe sales were hindered by declines in the military channel in the first half of the year, offsetting increases being achieved in other sales channels.

 

Our retail stores and ecommerce sales, including our B2C and B2B ecommerce sites, increased 120 and 70 basis points over the prior year three-month and nine -month periods, respectively. The growth was driven by increased sales on our Soffe and Activewear ecommerce sites as well as at our Salt Life and Soffe retail stores. Retail and ecommerce sales represented 8.7% and 7.7% of total revenues for the three-month and nine -month periods ended June 29, 2019 , compared to 7.5% and 7.0% of total revenues in the prior year periods, respectively.

 

Gross margins in our third fiscal quarter expanded 240 basis points from the second quarter to 20.8%, but declined from the 21.6% gross margins in the prior year. Salt Life Group segment gross margins were 47.3% in the third quarter compared to 49.1% in the prior year quarter due to a change in the mix of sales. The Delta Group segment gross margins declined to 17.9% from 18.9% in the prior year from the costs associated with the diversification of our private label products. 

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses ("SG&A") were $17.9 million for the third fiscal quarter in both years, but down 100 basis points from the prior year to 15.0% of sales as we continue to leverage our SG&A costs with higher sales volumes.

 

 

Other income includes profits related to our Honduran equity method investment, valuation changes in our contingent consideration, a discrete gain realized from the settlement of a commercial litigation matter in the Salt Life Group segment, and other less significant items. The discrete gain realized from the settlement of a commercial litigation matter amounts to $1.3 million and derives from a claim Salt Life previously filed with the BP Deepwater Horizon claims fund administration established in connection with the 2010 oil spill off of the Gulf Coast seeking damages for the impacts of the spill on Salt Life's business. The change in fair value of contingent consideration was associated with the DTG2Go acquisitions. Based upon our updated analysis, the fair value of this liability increased $0.1 million in the 2019 fiscal third quarter.

 

Net interest expense for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 was $2.0 million, as compared to $1.4 million in the prior year period due to higher debt levels principally from our recent acquisitions, coupled with increased interest rates.

 

Our effective tax rate on operations for the nine -month period ended June 29, 2019 , was 16.8%. This compares to an effective tax rate of 10.5% for the same period in the prior year, and a benefit of 1.7% for the fiscal year ended September 29, 2018 , when excluding the impact of the New Tax Legislation. See Note K—Income taxes for more information. 

 

We achieved net income for the third quarter of $4.9 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, compared to the prior year net income of $4.6 million, or $0.62 per diluted share. Net Income for the first nine months was $4.7 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to the prior year net loss of $1.8 million, or $0.25 per diluted share. 

 

Accounts receivable were $67.2 million at June 29, 2019 , compared to $45.6 million as of September 29, 2018 . Days sales outstanding ("DSO") as of June 29, 2019 , were 49 days, in line with 48 days at September 29, 2018 .

 

Net inventory was $177.8 million as of June 29, 2019 , an increase of $2.8 million from September 29, 2018 . The higher inventory levels resulted from increased units from the SSI Acquisition as well as an increase in the higher average cost of inventory with the stronger mix of fashion basics, fleece and performance products in inventory to support the growth in these categories.

 

Capital spending was $6.6 million during the June quarter of fiscal year 2019 and primarily related to digital print equipment as well as information technology enhancements. Depreciation and amortization expense, including non-cash compensation, was $10.3 million for the first nine months of fiscal year 2019.

 

Total debt, excluding capital leases, at June 29, 2019 , was $130.1 million, compared with $105.0  million at June 30, 2018 . The increase from the prior year was primari ly driven from the recent acquisitions and investments in the digital print business coupled with higher working capital to support the overall growth of the Company.