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Culp Announces Results for Third Quarter Fiscal 2022

CULP

Culp, Inc. (NYSE: CULP) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) today reported financial and operating results for the third quarter ended January 30, 2022.

Fiscal 2022 Third Quarter Financial Summary

  • Net sales were $80.3 million, up 1.2 percent over the prior-year period, with mattress fabrics sales down 0.4 percent and upholstery fabrics sales up 2.7 percent compared with the third quarter of last year.
  • Income from operations (operating income) was near expectations at $1.1 million, as compared with income from operations of $4.0 million for the prior-year period.
  • Net loss was $(289,000), or $(0.02) per diluted share, compared with net income of $2.1 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the prior-year period. Net loss and earnings per diluted share for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 were significantly impacted by an abnormally high tax rate due to the company’s mix of income between the U.S. and its foreign jurisdictions for the quarter.
  • The company’s financial position reflected total cash and investments of $22.2 million and no outstanding borrowings as of January 30, 2022. (See summary of cash and investments table at the back of this press release.)
  • The company announced a quarterly cash dividend of 11.5 cents per share, payable in April 2022. At an annual indicated dividend of 46 cents per share, the yield is 5.67 percent, based upon yesterday’s closing stock price of $8.11 per share.
  • Through the first nine months of fiscal 2022, the company has returned $5.9 million to shareholders through quarterly dividends and share repurchases.

Financial Outlook

  • Although CULP is well positioned over the long term with its product-driven strategy and flexible global platform, the company continues to navigate near-term uncertainty in the macroeconomic environment, including significant inflationary pressures, a challenging labor market, fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates, and customer supply chain disruption.
  • The company’s net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 are expected to be slightly lower as compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021. The company’s consolidated operating income (income from operations) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 is expected to be comparable to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.
  • The company’s expectations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022 are based on information available at the time of this press release and reflect certain assumptions by management regarding the company’s business and trends and the projected impact of the ongoing headwinds. The outlook assumes there will be no further pandemic-related shutdowns or material disruption, including due to new variants or employee absenteeism, and further assumes no greater-than-expected changes in freight and raw material costs, foreign currency exchange rates, labor availability, recent consumer trends, world events (including the Russia-Ukraine war), or other circumstances beyond the company’s control.

Commenting on the results, Iv Culp, president and chief executive officer of Culp, Inc., said, “As expected, the third quarter was significantly challenged by a convergence of factors that affected our sales and operating performance. While sales were generally in line with expectations and reflected stable demand for our products as compared to the prior-year period, revenue for our mattress fabric segment was affected by a variety of factors, including lower demand for sewn mattress covers due to high customer inventory levels; customer delays of new product rollouts; and some weakening in the U.S. mattress industry due to traditional seasonal slowdowns, the impact of the Omicron variant, and inflationary pressures affecting consumer spending.

“With respect to our operating performance, profitability was pressured more than expected, particularly for our mattress fabrics business. We incurred operating inefficiencies within our mattress fabrics global platform due to an unfavorable product mix impacting our U.S. and Canadian locations. Also, the continued rapid rise in freight, raw material, and labor costs, as well as ongoing labor challenges, affected profitability for the quarter. While additional pricing action was taken during the third quarter to help further offset inflationary pressures to some extent, we did not receive the full benefit of those actions throughout the quarter due to the timing of implementation.

“Despite the headwinds, the fundamentals of our business remain solid, and we have the financial strength to support our business in the current environment. In each of our segments, we continue to execute our product-driven strategy with an emphasis on design creativity, innovation, and servicing the evolving needs of our customers. Our diversified global platform and robust supply chain have enabled us to meet our customer delivery commitments in the face of numerous challenges, and we are well positioned to capitalize on planned new programs and expanding market opportunities. Notably, we opened our new Haiti facility during the third quarter, which will allow us to expand our near-shore capacity for cut and sewn upholstery kits to support future growth and build supply chain resiliency.

“We have also made considerable investments in our business during the past nine months, including a third cut and sew facility in Haiti, a new innovation campus in High Point, North Carolina, and higher inventory balances to protect against supply chain disruption, support our valued customers, and get ahead of rising raw material costs. As a result of these strategic investments, our cash position has declined during fiscal 2022, but we now expect our cash position to stabilize during the fourth quarter. Importantly, while it is always our intent and desire to grow our revenues and profits, we understand that we are facing an uncertain demand and cost environment. We will be laser focused on generating cash and keeping our expense structure in line with current demand trends.

“Looking ahead, we expect the current pressures to continue near-term, but we are assertively working to mitigate these challenges. We have additional pricing actions taking effect in both of our businesses during the fourth quarter to help further offset rising costs. We are also focused on controlling costs; diligently managing and capitalizing on our strategic investment in inventory; retaining existing and newly trained employees; and improving our operating efficiencies. Our market position remains solid with new planned placements and product development opportunities, and we expect to see a more normalized product mix in our business during the fourth quarter.

“I remain very optimistic about CULP’s future as we continue to demonstrate the competitive strength of our innovative product offerings and diversified global platform. We look forward to the opportunities ahead to deliver long-term profitable growth and value for our shareholders,” added Culp.

Segment Update

Mattress Fabrics Segment

Sales for this segment were $38.4 million for the third quarter, down 0.4 percent compared with sales of $38.6 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2021.

“Our third quarter results reflected ongoing headwinds pressuring profitability more than anticipated,” said Sandy Brown, president of the company’s mattress fabrics division. “Sales for the quarter, which included pricing and surcharge actions that were in effect during the period, were relatively stable as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2021. However, top line performance was tempered by significant weakness in mattress cover sales as our customers continued to work through their existing inventory levels, as well as customer delays in launching new products. Sales were also affected by traditional seasonal slowdowns over the holidays, the widespread resurgence of COVID, the impact of inflationary pressures on consumer spending, and weather disruptions at some of our facilities.

“Our operating performance for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 was significantly pressured by operating inefficiencies within our global platform due to an unfavorable product mix impacting our U.S. and Canadian locations. Operating performance was also affected by higher freight, raw material, and labor costs; ongoing labor challenges, including inefficiencies due to hiring and training new employees in the U.S. and Canada and record levels of COVID absenteeism in January; and inefficiencies due to normal holiday shutdowns at certain of our locations.

“Despite the convergence of near-term headwinds, we remained focused on product innovation, creative designs, and personalized customer attention. We had a very favorable showing at the recent Las Vegas market, and we are excited about the positive response from customers. Also, the strength and flexibility of our global manufacturing and sourcing operations enabled us to support the evolving needs of our customers throughout the quarter. This platform continues to provide us with a competitive advantage for opportunities to expand our market reach across new and existing customers. Additionally, while we experienced lower demand in our mattress cover business during the quarter, we firmly believe our on-shore, near-shore, and off-shore supply chain strategy, as well as our fabric-to-cover model, remains a preferred platform for sewn mattress cover customers.

“Looking ahead, we are enthusiastic about our strong new placements and product development opportunities for fiscal 2023. However, some weakening in the domestic mattress industry may impact demand and lead to additional temporary delays of new product rollouts. Rising costs also continue to pressure our profitability, but we took selective pricing action during the third quarter, and we are implementing additional targeted price increases during the fourth quarter to further mitigate these higher costs. We also expect a more normalized product mix during the fourth quarter, and we remain committed to controlling costs, managing and reducing our inventory, retaining talent, and improving our operating efficiencies,” added Brown.

Upholstery Fabrics Segment

Sales for this segment were $41.9 million for the third quarter, up 2.7 percent compared with sales of $40.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2021.

“We were pleased by the better-than-expected growth in our sales for the third quarter,” said Boyd Chumbley, president of the company’s upholstery fabrics division. “This was driven by solid demand for our products, even when compared to an especially strong sales performance during the prior-year period. Demand remained well above pre-pandemic levels, and we continued to benefit from our robust platform in Asia, our stable, long-term supplier relationships, and the success of our product innovation strategy, including the continued popularity of our LiveSmart® portfolio of performance products. Our sales results were also supplemented by the pricing and surcharge actions that were effective during the quarter.

“Our operating performance for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 reflected meaningful sequential improvement as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2022. However, as compared to the prior-year period, our results reflected higher freight and raw material costs, start-up costs for our new Haiti facility, unfavorable foreign currency fluctuations in China, and a lower contribution from our Read Window Products business. We took additional pricing action during the third quarter to help cover a portion of the continued rise in our operating costs, and this action began to favorably impact our results during the latter part of the quarter. Although the temporary cost-price lag affected operating performance for the third quarter, we will benefit during the fourth quarter from the full realization of this additional pricing action.

“Top line performance in our hospitality business continued to recover from pandemic-related impacts during the third quarter, with higher sales in both our hospitality/contract fabric business and our Read Window Products business. We were also excited to open our new Haiti facility during the third quarter. Although the ramp up for this facility has taken longer than expected due to travel restrictions that delayed our training timeline, we are pleased to have commenced product shipments in January, and we look forward to increasing production and reducing start-up costs over the upcoming months.

“Looking ahead, we expect that current near-term headwinds, including inflationary conditions, labor availability in our U.S. operations, and customer supply chain constraints, may continue to pressure our results during the fourth quarter. We also expect a slowdown in new business for the residential home furnishings industry, as compared to the peak experienced during the post-COVID stay-at-home surge, which may temper the level of growth in sales for our residential fabric products. Additionally, our sales and operating performance for the fourth quarter, as compared sequentially to the third quarter, will be affected by the timing of the Chinese New Year holiday, which falls substantially within the fourth quarter. Despite these external conditions, we remain encouraged by generally favorable demand trends. We are confident in our ability to navigate these pressures as we leverage our product-driven strategy and innovative products, along with our flexible Asian platform, stable supply chain partners, and expanded capacity in Haiti, to sustain our competitive advantage and expand our market reach. We are well positioned for the long term, and we look forward to the opportunities ahead as we continue to support our valued customers,” added Chumbley.

Balance Sheet

“We remain focused on maintaining a strong financial position and disciplined execution of our capital allocation strategy during these uncertain times,” added Ken Bowling, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Culp, Inc. “Over the course of this fiscal year, we have strategically committed significant funds for organic investment in our business to positively position CULP for future growth as external conditions normalize. As of January 30, 2022, we reported $22.2 million in total cash and investments and no debt outstanding under our $30 million unsecured line of credit. This compares with $46.9 million in total cash and investments and no outstanding debt as of the end of fiscal 2021. Notably, as mentioned earlier, we expect our cash position to stabilize during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.

“Our cash flow from operations and free cash flow were $(12.4) million and $(18.5) million, respectively, for the first nine months of fiscal 2022. (See reconciliation table at the back of this press release.) As we continue to invest in our business, our cash flow from operations and free cash flow during the first nine months of this fiscal year were affected by the following uses of cash: (i) an investment of $17.1 million in higher inventory levels to protect against supply chain disruption and support our valued customers, to get ahead of rising raw material costs, and to strategically improve our in-stock position ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday; (ii) $5.3 million investment in capital expenditures, including expenditures for machinery, equipment, and IT investments, as well as expenditures related to our new innovation campus; (iii) $1.9 million in payments for the new building lease and startup expenses associated with our Haiti upholstery cut and sew operation; and (iv) increased accounts payable payments related to our return to normal credit terms as opposed to the extended terms previously granted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Additionally, during the first nine months of fiscal 2022, we paid $4.1 million in regular quarterly dividends and spent $1.8 million on share repurchases.”

Dividends and Share Repurchases

The company announced that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly cash dividend of 11.5 cents per share. This compares with 11 cents per share paid for the same period last year, reflecting an increase of five percent. At an annual indicated dividend of 46 cents per share, the yield is 5.67 percent, based upon yesterday’s closing stock price of $8.11 per share. The next quarterly payment will be made on April 19, 2022, to shareholders of record as of April 11, 2022.

The company did not repurchase any shares during the third quarter of fiscal 2022, leaving approximately $3.2 million available under the current share repurchase program as of January 30, 2022.

Conference Call

Culp, Inc. will hold a conference call to discuss financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 on March 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of this call can be accessed under the “Upcoming Events” section on the investor relations page of the company’s website, www.culp.com. A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days under the “Past Events” section on the investor relations page of the company’s website, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 3, 2022.

About the Company

Culp, Inc. is one of the world’s largest marketers of mattress fabrics for bedding and upholstery fabrics for residential and commercial furniture. The company markets a variety of fabrics to its global customer base of leading bedding and furniture companies, including fabrics produced at Culp’s manufacturing facilities and fabrics sourced through other suppliers. Culp has manufacturing and sourcing capabilities located in the United States, Canada, China, Haiti, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934). Such statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events and results to differ materially from such statements. Further, forward looking statements are intended to speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we disclaim any duty to update such statements to reflect any changes in management’s expectations or any change in the assumptions or circumstances on which such statements are based, whether due to new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements are statements that include projections, expectations, or beliefs about future events or results or otherwise are not statements of historical fact. Such statements are often but not always characterized by qualifying words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” and their derivatives, and include but are not limited to statements about expectations for our future operations, production levels, new product launches, sales, profit margins, profitability, operating income, capital expenditures, working capital levels, income taxes, SG&A or other expenses, pre-tax income, earnings, cash flow, and other performance or liquidity measures, as well as any statements regarding potential acquisitions, future economic or industry trends, public health epidemics, or future developments. There can be no assurance that we will realize these expectations or meet our guidance, or that these beliefs will prove correct.

Factors that could influence the matters discussed in such statements include the level of housing starts and sales of existing homes, consumer confidence, trends in disposable income, and general economic conditions. Decreases in these economic indicators could have a negative effect on our business and prospects. Likewise, increases in interest rates, particularly home mortgage rates, and increases in consumer debt or the general rate of inflation, could affect us adversely. The future performance of our business depends in part on our success in conducting and finalizing acquisition negotiations and integrating acquired businesses into our existing operations. Changes in consumer tastes or preferences toward products not produced by us could erode demand for our products. Changes in tariffs or trade policy, or changes in the value of the U.S. dollar versus other currencies, could affect our financial results because a significant portion of our operations are located outside the United States. Strengthening of the U.S. dollar against other currencies could make our products less competitive on the basis of price in markets outside the United States, and strengthening of currencies in Canada and China can have a negative impact on our sales of products produced in those places. Also, economic or political instability in international areas could affect our operations or sources of goods in those areas, as well as demand for our products in international markets. The impact of public health epidemics on employees, customers, suppliers, and the global economy, such as the global coronavirus pandemic currently affecting countries around the world, could also adversely affect our operations and financial performance. In addition, the impact of potential goodwill or intangible asset impairments could affect our financial results. Increases in freight costs, labor costs, and raw material prices, including increases in market prices for petrochemical products, can also significantly affect the prices we pay for shipping, labor, and raw materials, respectively, and in turn, increase our operating costs and decrease our profitability. Finally, disruption in our customers’ supply chains for non-fabric components may cause declines in new orders and/or delayed shipping of existing orders while our customers wait for other components, which could adversely affect our financial results. Further information about these factors, as well as other factors that could affect our future operations or financial results and the matters discussed in forward-looking statements, is included in Item 1A “Risk Factors” in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A forward-looking statement is neither a prediction nor a guarantee of future events or circumstances, and those future events or circumstances may not occur.

CULP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET (LOSS) INCOME

FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 30, 2022, AND JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Per Share Data)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Amount

Percent of Sales

January 30,

January 31,

% Over

January 30,

January 31,

2022

2021

(Under)

2022

2021

Net sales

$

80,291

79,341

1.2

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Cost of sales

(71,181

)

(65,469

)

8.7

%

88.7

%

82.5

%

Gross profit

9,110

13,872

(34.3

)%

11.3

%

17.5

%

Selling, general and administrative

expenses

(8,007

)

(9,835

)

(18.6

)%

10.0

%

12.4

%

Income from operations

1,103

4,037

(72.7

)%

1.4

%

5.1

%

Interest income

214

90

137.8

%

0.3

%

0.1

%

Other expense

(322

)

(1,010

)

(68.1

)%

0.4

%

1.3

%

Income before income taxes

995

3,117

(68.1

)%

1.2

%

3.9

%

Income tax expense (1)

(1,284

)

(899

)

42.8

%

129.0

%

28.8

%

Loss from investment in

unconsolidated joint venture

(136

)

(100.0

)%

0.0

%

(0.2

)%

Net (loss) income

(289

)

2,082

(113.9

)%

(0.4

)%

2.6

%

Net (loss) income per share - basic

$

(0.02

)

$

0.17

(114.0

)%

Net (loss) income per share - diluted

$

(0.02

)

$

0.17

(114.1

)%

Average shares outstanding-basic

12,212

12,305

(0.8

)%

Average shares outstanding-diluted

12,212

12,369

(1.3

)%

Notes

(1) Percent of sales column for income tax expense is calculated as a % of income before income taxes.

CULP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF NET INCOME

FOR NINE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 30, 2022, AND JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Per Share Data)

NINE MONTHS ENDED

Amount

Percent of Sales

(2)

January 30,

January 31,

% Over

January 30,

January 31,

2022

2021

(Under)

2022

2021

Net sales

$

237,899

220,656

7.8

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Cost of sales

(205,563

)

(182,621

)

12.6

%

86.4

%

82.8

%

Gross profit

32,336

38,035

(15.0

)%

13.6

%

17.2

%

Selling, general and administrative

expenses

(26,275

)

(27,597

)

(4.8

)%

11.0

%

12.5

%

Income from operations

6,061

10,438

(41.9

)%

2.5

%

4.7

%

Interest expense

(51

)

(100.0

)%

0.0

%

0.0

%

Interest income

347

208

66.8

%

0.1

%

0.1

%

Other expense

(963

)

(2,057

)

(53.2

)%

0.4

%

0.9

%

Income before income taxes

5,445

8,538

(36.2

)%

2.3

%

3.9

%

Income tax expense (1)

(2,633

)

(6,836

)

(61.5

)%

48.4

%

80.1

%

Income from investment in

unconsolidated joint venture

31

(100.0

)%

0.0

%

0.0

%

Net income

2,812

1,733

62.3

%

1.2

%

0.8

%

Net income per share - basic

$

0.23

$

0.14

62.9

%

Net income per share - diluted

$

0.23

$

0.14

61.7

%

Average shares outstanding-basic

12,249

12,297

(0.4

)%

Average shares outstanding-diluted

12,341

12,299

0.3

%

Notes

(1) Percent of sales column for income tax expense is calculated as a % of income before income taxes.

(2) See back of this presentation for our Reconciliation of Selected Income Statement Information to Adjusted Results for the nine-month period ending January 30, 2022, which includes certain adjustments to income tax expense.

CULP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

JANUARY 30, 2022, JANUARY 31, 2021, AND MAY 2, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

Amounts

(Condensed)

(Condensed)

(Condensed)

January 30,

January 31,

Increase (Decrease)

* May 2,

2022

2021

Dollars

Percent

2021

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

11,780

35,987

(24,207

)

(67.3

)%

37,009

Short-term investments - Held-To-Maturity

1,315

9,785

(8,470

)

(86.6

)%

3,161

Short-term investments - Available for Sale

438

5,548

(5,110

)

(92.1

)%

5,542

Accounts receivable

38,998

36,397

2,601

7.1

%

37,726

Inventories

73,133

57,794

15,339

26.5

%

55,917

Current income taxes receivable

367

367

100.0

%

Other current assets

4,419

3,116

1,303

41.8

%

3,852

Total current assets

130,450

148,627

(18,177

)

(12.2

)%

143,207

Property, plant & equipment, net

42,778

42,385

393

0.9

%

44,003

Right of use assets

16,595

6,206

10,389

167.4

%

11,730

Intangible assets

2,722

3,098

(376

)

(12.1

)%

3,004

Long-term investments - Rabbi Trust

9,223

8,232

991

12.0

%

8,415

Long-term investments - Held-To-Maturity

8,677

512

8,165

N.M.

1,141

Deferred income taxes

500

640

(140

)

(21.9

)%

545

Investment in unconsolidated joint venture

1,723

(1,723

)

(100.0

)%

Other assets

622

555

67

12.1

%

2,035

Total assets

$

211,567

211,978

(411

)

(0.2

)%

214,080

Current liabilities

Accounts payable - trade

46,690

44,946

1,744

3.9

%

42,540

Accounts payable - capital expenditures

33

240

(207

)

(86.3

)%

348

Operating lease liability - current

3,295

2,273

1,022

45.0

%

2,736

Deferred revenue

518

228

290

127.2

%

540

Accrued expenses

8,446

13,574

(5,128

)

(37.8

)%

14,839

Income taxes payable - current

240

1,129

(889

)

(78.7

)%

229

Total current liabilities

59,222

62,390

(3,168

)

(5.1

)%

61,232

Operating lease liability - long-term

7,848

4,179

3,669

87.8

%

6,821

Income taxes payable - long-term

3,099

3,325

(226

)

(6.8

)%

3,326

Deferred income taxes

5,484

5,543

(59

)

(1.1

)%

5,330

Deferred compensation

9,180

8,179

1,001

12.2

%

8,365

Total liabilities

84,833

83,616

1,217

1.5

%

85,074

Shareholders' equity

126,734

128,362

(1,628

)

(1.3

)%

129,006

Total liabilities and shareholders'

equity

$

211,567

211,978

(411

)

(0.2

)%

214,080

Shares outstanding

12,218

12,308

(90

)

(0.7

)%

12,313

* Derived from audited financial statements.

CULP, INC.

SUMMARY OF CASH AND INVESTMENTS

JANUARY 30, 2022, JANUARY 31, 2021, AND MAY 2, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

Amounts

January 30,

January 31,

May 2,

2022

2021

2021*

Cash and Investments

Cash and cash equivalents

$

11,780

$

35,987

$

37,009

Short-term investments - Available for Sale

438

5,548

5,542

Short-term investments - Held-To-Maturity

1,315

9,785

3,161

Long-term investments - Held-To-Maturity

8,677

512

1,141

Total Cash and Investments

$

22,210

$

51,832

$

46,853

* Derived from audited financial statements.

CULP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 30, 2022, AND JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

NINE MONTHS ENDED

Amounts

January 30,

January 31,

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

2,812

$

1,733

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in)

provided by operating activities:

Depreciation

5,203

5,203

Amortization

417

350

Stock-based compensation

880

766

Deferred income taxes

199

3,878

Realized loss from the sale of short-term investments available for sale

28

6

Income from investment in unconsolidated joint venture

(31

)

Foreign currency exchange loss

240

1,554

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(1,228

)

(10,951

)

Inventories

(17,046

)

(9,067

)

Other current assets

(571

)

(709

)

Other assets

(1,404

)

(57

)

Accounts payable

3,865

19,615

Deferred revenue

(22

)

(274

)

Accrued expenses and deferred compensation

(5,130

)

7,920

Income taxes

(612

)

1,715

Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

(12,369

)

21,651

Cash flows from investing activities:

Capital expenditures

(5,288

)

(4,320

)

Proceeds from the sale of equipment

12

Investment in unconsolidated joint venture

(90

)

Proceeds from the maturity of short-term investments (Held to Maturity)

3,953

3,450

Purchase of short-term and long-term investments (Held to Maturity)

(9,751

)

(7,440

)

Purchase of short-term investments (Available for Sale)

(4,392

)

(5,036

)

Proceeds from the sale of short-term investments (Available for Sale)

9,442

455

Proceeds from the sale of long-term investments (rabbi trust)

33

117

Purchase of long-term investments (rabbi trust)

(873

)

(438

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(6,876

)

(13,290

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Payments associated with lines of credit

(3,000

)

(30,772

)

Proceeds associated with lines of credit

3,000

Payment associated with Paycheck Protection Program Loan

(7,606

)

Dividends paid

(4,104

)

(3,937

)

Common stock repurchased

(1,752

)

Common stock surrendered for payment of withholding taxes payable

(50

)

(25

)

Payments of debt issuance costs

(110

)

(15

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(6,016

)

(42,355

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

32

191

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(25,229

)

(33,803

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

37,009

69,790

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

11,780

$

35,987

Free Cash Flow (1)

$

(18,465

)

$

17,123

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow (1):

FY 2022

FY 2021

A) Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities

$

(12,369

)

21,651

B) Minus: Capital Expenditures

(5,288

)

(4,320

)

C) Plus: Proceeds from the sale of equipment

12

D) Minus: Investment in unconsolidated joint venture

(90

)

E) Plus: Proceeds from the sale of long-term investments (rabbi trust)

33

117

F) Minus: Purchase of long-term investments (rabbi trust)

(873

)

(438

)

G) Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

32

191

Free Cash Flow

$

(18,465

)

17,123

CULP, INC.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 30, 2022, AND JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

Amounts

Percent of Total Sales

January 30,

January 31,

% Over

January 30,

January 31,

Net Sales by Segment

2022

2021

(Under)

2022

2021

Mattress Fabrics

$

38,439

38,600

(0.4

)%

47.9

%

48.7

%

Upholstery Fabrics

41,852

40,741

2.7

%

52.1

%

51.3

%

Net Sales

$

80,291

79,341

1.2

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Gross Profit

Gross Profit Margin

Mattress Fabrics

$

3,164

6,458

(51.0

)%

8.2

%

16.7

%

Upholstery Fabrics

5,946

7,414

(19.8

)%

14.2

%

18.2

%

Gross Profit

$

9,110

13,872

(34.3

)%

11.3

%

17.5

%

Selling, General and Administrative

Expenses by Segment

Percent of Sales

Mattress Fabrics

$

2,800

3,161

(11.4

)%

7.3

%

8.2

%

Upholstery Fabrics

3,500

3,551

(1.4

)%

8.4

%

8.7

%

Unallocated Corporate expenses

1,707

3,123

(45.3

)%

2.1

%

3.9

%

Selling, General and Administrative

Expenses

$

8,007

9,835

(18.6

)%

10.0

%

12.4

%

Income from operations

by Segment

Operating Income Margin

Mattress Fabrics

$

364

3,297

(89.0

)%

0.9

%

8.5

%

Upholstery Fabrics

2,446

3,863

(36.7

)%

5.8

%

9.5

%

Unallocated corporate expenses

(1,707

)

(3,123

)

(45.3

)%

(2.1

)%

(3.9

)%

Income from Operations

$

1,103

4,037

(72.7

)%

1.4

%

5.1

%

Depreciation Expense by Segment

Mattress Fabrics

$

1,542

1,447

6.6

%

Upholstery Fabrics

190

218

(12.8

)%

Depreciation Expense

$

1,732

1,665

4.0

%

CULP, INC.

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS BY SEGMENT

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 30, 2022, AND JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

NINE MONTHS ENDED

Amounts

Percent of Total Sales

January 30,

January 31,

% Over

January 30,

January 31,

Net Sales by Segment

2022

2021

(Under)

2022

2021

Mattress Fabrics

$

122,380

114,733

6.7

%

51.4

%

52.0

%

Upholstery Fabrics

115,519

105,923

9.1

%

48.6

%

48.0

%

Net Sales

$

237,899

220,656

7.8

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Gross Profit by Segment

Gross Profit Margin

Mattress Fabrics

$

16,106

18,650

(13.6

)%

13.2

%

16.3

%

Upholstery Fabrics

16,230

19,385

(16.3

)%

14.0

%

18.3

%

Gross Profit

$

32,336

38,035

(15.0

)%

13.6

%

17.2

%

Selling, General, and Administrative

Expenses by Segment

Percent of Total Sales

Mattress Fabrics

$

8,991

9,125

(1.5

)%

7.3

%

8.0

%

Upholstery Fabrics

10,491

10,122

3.6

%

9.1

%

9.6

%

Unallocated Corporate expenses

6,793

8,350

(18.6

)%

2.9

%

3.8

%

Selling, General, and

Administrative Expenses

$

26,275

$

27,597

(4.8

)%

11.0

%

12.5

%

Income from Operations by Segment

Operating Income Margin

Mattress Fabrics

$

7,115

9,525

(25.3

)%

5.8

%

8.3

%

Upholstery Fabrics

5,739

9,263

(38.0

)%

5.0

%

8.7

%

Unallocated corporate expenses

(6,793

)

(8,350

)

(18.6

)%

(2.9

)%

(3.8

)%

Income from operations

$

6,061

10,438

(41.9

)%

2.5

%

4.7

%

Return on Capital (1)

Mattress Fabrics

12.2

%

9.8

%

24.5

%

Upholstery Fabrics

48.4

%

53.3

%

(9.2

)%

Unallocated Corporate

N.M.

N.M.

N.M.

Consolidated

8.0

%

6.6

%

21.2

%

Capital Employed (1) (2)

Mattress Fabrics

$

86,400

69,909

23.6

%

Upholstery Fabrics

22,106

15,172

45.7

%

Unallocated Corporate

3,931

753

422.0

%

Consolidated

$

112,437

85,834

31.0

%

Depreciation Expense by Segment

Mattress Fabrics

$

4,613

4,579

0.7

%

Upholstery Fabrics

590

624

(5.4

)%

Depreciation Expense

$

5,203

5,203

Notes

(1) See return on capital employed by segment pages at the back of this presentation for calculations.

(2) The capital employed balances are as of January 30, 2022, and January 31, 2021.

CULP, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF SELECTED INCOME STATEMENT INFORMATION TO ADJUSTED RESULTS

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands, Except for Per Share Data)

As Reported

January 31, 2021

January 31,

Adjusted

2021

Adjustments

Results

Income before income taxes

$

8,538

8,538

Income tax expense (1)

(6,836

)

4,110

(2,726

)

Income from investment in

unconsolidated joint venture

31

31

Net income

$

1,733

4,110

5,843

Net income per share - basic

$

0.14

$

0.48

Net income per share - diluted

$

0.14

$

0.48

Average shares outstanding-basic

12,297

12,297

Average shares outstanding-diluted

12,299

12,299

Notes

(1) The $4.1 million adjustment represents a $7.6 million non-cash income tax charge to record a full valuation allowance against the company’s U.S. net deferred income tax assets, partially offset by a $3.5 million non-cash income tax benefit resulting from the re-establishment of certain U.S. Federal net operating loss carryforwards in connection with U.S. Treasury regulations enacted during our first quarter of fiscal 2021 regarding Global Intangible Low Taxed Income (“GILTI”) tax provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

CULP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ADJUSTED EBITDA

FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 30, 2022, AND JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

Quarter

Ended

Quarter

Ended

Quarter

Ended

Quarter

Ended

Trailing

12 Months

May 2,

August 1,

October 31,

January 30,

January 30,

2021

2021

2021

2022

2022

Net income (loss)

$

1,485

$

2,250

$

851

$

(289

)

$

4,297

Income tax expense

857

905

444

1,284

3,490

Interest income, net

(36

)

(74

)

(59

)

(214

)

(383

)

Gain on bargain purchase

(819

)

(819

)

Depreciation expense

1,643

1,726

1,745

1,732

6,846

Amortization expense

116

121

146

150

533

Stock based compensation

485

274

435

171

1,365

Adjusted EBITDA

$

3,731

$

5,202

$

3,562

$

2,834

$

15,329

% Net Sales

4.7

%

6.3

%

4.8

%

3.5

%

4.8

%

Quarter

Ended

Quarter

Ended

Quarter

Ended

Quarter

Ended

Trailing

12 Months

May 3,

August 2,

November 1,

January 31,

January 31,

2020

2020

2020

2021

2021

Net (loss) income

$

(27,825

)

$

(2,733

)

$

2,384

$

2,082

$

(26,092

)

Loss before income taxes from

discontinued operation

8,698

8,698

Income tax (benefit) expense from

continuing operations

(2,237

)

4,324

1,613

899

4,599

Interest income, net

(37

)

(7

)

(59

)

(90

)

(193

)

Asset impairments from continuing

operations

13,712

13,712

Depreciation expense - continuing

operations

1,882

1,822

1,716

1,665

7,085

Amortization expense - continuing

operations

117

118

117

115

467

Stock based compensation

(199

)

126

348

292

567

Adjusted EBITDA

$

(5,889

)

$

3,650

$

6,119

$

4,963

$

8,843

% Net Sales

(12.4

)%

5.7

%

8.0

%

6.3

%

3.3

%

% Over (Under)

N.M.

42.5

%

(41.8

)%

(42.9

)%

73.3

%

CULP, INC.

RETURN ON CAPITAL EMPLOYED BY SEGMENT

FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 30, 2022

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

Adjusted

Operating Income

Twelve Months Ended

Average

Return on

Ended

Capital

Avg. Capital

January 30, 2022 (1)

Employed (3)

Employed (2)

Mattress Fabrics

$

9,388

$

76,918

12.2

%

Upholstery Fabrics

8,354

17,248

48.4

%

Unallocated Corporate

(10,042

)

2,069

N.M.

Total

$

7,700

$

96,235

8.0

%

Average Capital Employed

As of the three Months Ended January 30, 2022

As of the three Months Ended October 31, 2021

As of the three Months Ended August 1, 2021

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Total assets (4)

$

102,940

67,702

40,925

211,567

$

96,960

56,292

56,073

209,325

$

96,416

55,617

60,215

212,248

Total liabilities

(16,540

)

(45,596

)

(22,697

)

(84,833

)

(18,818

)

(38,560

)

(23,493

)

(80,871

)

(21,298

)

(39,983

)

(21,418

)

(82,699

)

Subtotal

$

86,400

$

22,106

$

18,228

$

126,734

$

78,142

$

17,732

$

32,580

$

128,454

$

75,118

$

15,634

$

38,797

$

129,549

Cash and cash equivalents

(11,780

)

(11,780

)

(16,956

)

(16,956

)

(26,061

)

(26,061

)

Short-term investments - Available-For-

Sale

(438

)

(438

)

(9,709

)

(9,709

)

(9,698

)

(9,698

)

Short-term investments - Held-To-

Maturity

(1,315

)

(1,315

)

(1,564

)

(1,564

)

(1,661

)

(1,661

)

Current income taxes receivable

(367

)

(367

)

(613

)

(613

)

(524

)

(524

)

Long-term investments - Held-To-Maturity

(8,677

)

(8,677

)

(8,353

)

(8,353

)

(6,629

)

(6,629

)

Long-term investments - Rabbi Trust

(9,223

)

(9,223

)

(9,036

)

(9,036

)

(8,841

)

(8,841

)

Deferred income taxes - non-current

(500

)

(500

)

(452

)

(452

)

(455

)

(455

)

Income taxes payable - current

240

240

646

646

253

253

Income taxes payable - long-term

3,099

3,099

3,099

3,099

3,365

3,365

Deferred income taxes - non-current

5,484

5,484

4,918

4,918

4,917

4,917

Deferred compensation

9,180

9,180

9,017

9,017

8,795

8,795

Total Capital Employed

$

86,400

$

22,106

$

3,931

$

112,437

$

78,142

$

17,732

$

3,577

$

99,451

$

75,118

$

15,634

$

2,258

$

93,010

CULP, INC.

RETURN ON CAPITAL EMPLOYED BY SEGMENT - CONTINUED

FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 30, 2022

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

As of the three Months Ended May 2, 2021

As of the three Months Ended January 31, 2021

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Total assets (4)

$

97,431

54,305

62,344

214,080

$

91,412

53,233

67,333

211,978

Total liabilities

(22,410

)

(38,709

)

(23,955

)

(85,074

)

(21,503

)

(38,061

)

(24,052

)

(83,616

)

Subtotal

$

75,021

$

15,596

$

38,389

$

129,006

$

69,909

$

15,172

$

43,281

$

128,362

Cash and cash equivalents

(37,009

)

(37,009

)

(35,987

)

(35,987

)

Short-term investments - Available-For-

Sale

(5,542

)

(5,542

)

(5,548

)

(5,548

)

Short-term investments - Held-To-

Maturity

(3,161

)

(3,161

)

(9,785

)

(9,785

)

Long-term investments - Held-To-Maturity

(1,141

)

(1,141

)

(512

)

(512

)

Long-term investments - Rabbi Trust

(8,415

)

(8,415

)

(8,232

)

(8,232

)

Deferred income taxes - non-current

(545

)

(545

)

(640

)

(640

)

Income taxes payable - current

229

229

1,129

1,129

Income taxes payable - long-term

3,326

3,326

3,325

3,325

Deferred income taxes - non-current

5,330

5,330

5,543

5,543

Deferred compensation

8,365

8,365

8,179

8,179

Total Capital Employed

$

75,021

$

15,596

$

(174

)

$

90,443

$

69,909

$

15,172

$

753

$

85,834

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Average Capital Employed (3)

$

76,918

$

17,248

$

2,069

$

96,235

Notes

(1) See last page of this presentation for calculation.

(2) Return on average capital employed represents the last twelve months operating income as of January 30, 2022, divided by average capital employed. Average capital employed does not include cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments Available-For-Sale, and short-term and long-term investments Held-To-Maturity, long-term investments – Rabbi Trust, income taxes receivable and payable, noncurrent deferred income tax assets and liabilities, and deferred compensation.

(3) Average capital employed was computed using the five quarterly periods ending January 30, 2022, October 31, 2021, August 1, 2021, May 2, 2021, and January 31, 2021.

(4) Intangible assets are included in unallocated corporate for all periods presented and therefore, have no effect on capital employed and return on capital employed for our mattress fabrics and upholstery fabrics segments.

CULP INC.

RETURN ON CAPITAL EMPLOYED BY SEGMENT

FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

Adjusted

Operating Income

Twelve Months

Average

Return on

Ended

Capital

Avg. Capital

January 31, 2021 (1)

Employed (3)

Employed (2)

Mattress Fabrics

$

6,760

$

69,193

9.8

%

Upholstery Fabrics

9,753

18,285

53.3

%

Unallocated Corporate

(10,357

)

5,755

N.M.

Total

$

6,156

$

93,233

6.6

%

Average Capital Employed

As of the three Months Ended January 31, 2021

As of the three Months Ended November 1, 2020

As of the three Months Ended August 2, 2020

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Total assets (4)

$

91,412

53,233

67,333

211,978

$

83,237

47,267

72,272

202,776

$

79,016

41,239

64,332

184,587

Total liabilities

(21,503

)

(38,061

)

(24,052

)

(83,616

)

(21,628

)

(30,287

)

(23,610

)

(75,525

)

(14,444

)

(23,644

)

(20,630

)

(58,718

)

Subtotal

$

69,909

$

15,172

$

43,281

$

128,362

$

61,609

$

16,980

$

48,662

$

127,251

$

64,572

$

17,595

$

43,702

$

125,869

Cash and cash equivalents

(35,987

)

(35,987

)

(45,288

)

(45,288

)

(39,986

)

(39,986

)

Short-term investments - Available-For-Sale

(5,548

)

(5,548

)

(5,462

)

(5,462

)

(983

)

(983

)

Short-term investments - Held-To-Maturity

(9,785

)

(9,785

)

(5,005

)

(5,005

)

(5,092

)

(5,092

)

Current income taxes receivable

(782

)

(782

)

Long-term investments - Held-To-Maturity

(512

)

(512

)

(759

)

(759

)

(1,314

)

(1,314

)

Long-term investments - Rabbi Trust

(8,232

)

(8,232

)

(8,060

)

(8,060

)

(7,916

)

(7,916

)

Deferred income taxes - non-current

(640

)

(640

)

(645

)

(645

)

(593

)

(593

)

Income taxes payable - current

1,129

1,129

1,413

1,413

613

613

Income taxes payable - long-term

3,325

3,325

3,325

3,325

3,591

3,591

Deferred income taxes - non-current

5,543

5,543

6,089

6,089

5,311

5,311

Deferred compensation

8,179

8,179

8,000

8,000

7,869

7,869

Total Capital Employed

$

69,909

$

15,172

$

753

$

85,834

$

61,609

$

16,980

$

2,270

$

80,859

$

64,572

$

17,595

$

4,420

$

86,587

CULP INC.

RETURN ON CAPITAL EMPLOYED BY SEGMENT - CONTINUED

FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDED JANUARY 31, 2021

Unaudited

(Amounts in Thousands)

As of the three Months Ended May 3, 2020

As of the three Months Ended February 2, 2020

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Total assets (4)

$

82,060

38,517

94,507

215,084

$

88,641

42,248

81,251

212,140

Total liabilities

(9,239

)

(20,908

)

(55,239

)

(85,386

)

(11,586

)

(18,179

)

(22,279

)

(52,044

)

Subtotal

$

72,821

$

17,609

$

39,268

$

129,698

$

77,055

$

24,069

$

58,972

$

160,096

Cash and cash equivalents

(69,790

)

(69,790

)

(21,640

)

(21,640

)

Short-term investments - Available for Sale

(923

)

(923

)

(7,580

)

(7,580

)

Short-term investments - Held-to-Maturity

(4,271

)

(4,271

)

(3,171

)

(3,171

)

Current income taxes receivable

(1,585

)

(1,585

)

(776

)

(776

)

Current assets - Discontinued Operation

(4,738

)

(4,738

)

Long-term investments - Held-to-Maturity

(2,076

)

(2,076

)

(2,224

)

(2,224

)

Long-term investments - Rabbi Trust

(7,834

)

(7,834

)

(7,804

)

(7,804

)

Noncurrent income taxes receivable

(733

)

(733

)

Deferred income taxes - non-current

(793

)

(793

)

(920

)

(920

)

Long-term note receivable affiliated with

discontinued operation

(1,800

)

(1,800

)

Noncurrent assets - Discontinued Operation

(9,241

)

(9,241

)

Current liabilities - Discontinued Operation

2,094

2,094

Line of credit - China operations

1,015

1,015

Paycheck Protection Program Loan

7,606

7,606

Income taxes payable - current

395

395

455

455

Line of credit - U.S. operations

29,750

29,750

Income taxes payable - long-term

3,796

3,796

3,442

3,442

Deferred income taxes - non-current

1,818

1,818

2,013

2,013

Deferred compensation

7,720

7,720

7,637

7,637

Non-current liabilities - Discontinued Operation

3,501

3,501

Non-controlling interest - Discontinued Operation

(253

)

(253

)

Total Capital Employed

$

72,821

$

17,609

$

4,096

$

94,526

$

77,055

$

24,069

$

17,234

$

118,358

Mattress

Upholstery

Unallocated

Fabrics

Fabrics

Corporate

Total

Average Capital Employed (3)

$

69,193

$

18,285

$

5,755

$

93,233

Notes