Hampshire Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hampshire Group, Limited (OTC Markets:HAMP) (“Hampshire” or the
“Company”) today announced its results for the three and nine months
ended September 26, 2015.

As previously reported, the Company sold all the stock of its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Rio Garment S.A., on September 15, 2015,
effective as of the close of business on April 10, 2015 to the fullest
extent permitted by applicable law. In accordance with GAAP, the results
of operations of Rio Garment have been presented as discontinued
operations for the periods presented.

Third Quarter 2015 Compared to Third Quarter
2014:

  • Sales were $18.6 million compared to $20.8 million.
  • Gross profit margin was 21.0% compared to 28.2%.
  • SG&A expenses were $5.2 million in each quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $0.9 million compared to Adjusted EBITDA
    of $1.3 million (see the Non-GAAP Reconciliation table in the Selected
    Unaudited Financial Data section of this news release).
  • Loss from continuing operations was $1.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted
    share, compared to income from continuing operations of $0.7 million,
    or income of $0.08 per diluted share.

Third Quarter 2015 Business Overview

Sales for the third quarter of 2015 declined compared to the prior year
period due to a decrease in Hampshire Brands’ volumes and lower average
selling prices resulting from a change in sales mix. The James Campbell
brand, acquired in February 2014, contributed $1.3 million in sales, up
from $1.0 million in the third quarter of 2014, reflecting the
successful integration of the business into Hampshire Group’s operations.

Gross profit was $3.9 million compared to $5.9 million in the third
quarter of 2014, of which approximately $1.8 million of the decrease was
due to lower sales volumes and lower average selling prices at Hampshire
Brands. Approximately $0.5 million of gross profit was generated through
James Campbell compared to $0.3 million in the third quarter of 2014.

Selling, general and administrative expenses of $5.2 million in the
third quarter of 2015 were flat relative to the prior year period. SG&A
as a percentage of sales was 27.9% in the third quarter of 2015, up from
25.0% in the third quarter of 2014 reflecting the lower sales level.

Cash Flow and Financial Position at September
26, 2015:

  • The Company concluded the quarter ended September 26, 2015 with $1.4
    million in cash and cash equivalents as compared to $1.8 million as of
    December 31, 2014.
  • Working capital deficit (excluding assets and liabilities of
    discontinued operations) was $1.8 million as of September 26, 2015
    from a deficit of $9.7 million as of December 31, 2014.
  • The Company had borrowings of $3.0 million on its term loan and $18.6
    million on its revolving credit facility.

About Hampshire Group

Hampshire Group, Limited (www.hamp.com),
along with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hampshire Brands, Inc. is a
provider of fashion apparel across a broad range of product categories,
channels of distribution and price points. The Company specializes in
designing and marketing men’s sportswear to department stores, chain
stores and mass market retailers under licensed brands, our own
proprietary brands and the private labels of our customers.

Cautionary Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking
Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that
reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events. Such
statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which could
cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company
undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements
to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect
the occurrences of unanticipated events. Readers are urged to review and
consider carefully the various disclosures made by the Company in its
Form 10-K and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which
advise interested parties of certain factors that affect the Company’s
business. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those anticipated in our forward looking
statements include, but are not limited to, the following: there is
doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern due to the April
4, 2016 maturity date of our credit facility, potentially insufficient
liquidity, our history of losses, our stockholders’ deficit and our
auditor issuing a going concern opinion for the year ended December 31,
2014; risks from the sale of Rio Garment S.A.; matters related to our
Audit Committee investigation; identified material weaknesses in our
internal controls; restricted ability to borrow under our credit
facility; a prolonged period of depressed consumer spending; use of
foreign suppliers for raw materials and manufacture of our products;
lack of an established public trading market for our common stock;
decreases in business from or the loss of any one of our key customers;
financial instability experienced by our customers; chargebacks and
margin support payments; loss of or inability to renew certain licenses;
change in consumer preferences and fashion trends, which could
negatively affect acceptance of our products by retailers and consumers;
failure of our manufacturers to use acceptable ethical business
practices; failure to deliver quality products in a timely manner;
problems with our distribution system and our ability to deliver
products; labor disruptions at ports, our suppliers, manufacturers or
distribution facilities; failure, inadequacy, interruption or security
lapse of our information technology; failure to compete successfully in
a highly competitive and fragmented industry; challenges integrating any
business we have acquired or may acquire; potential impairment of
acquired intangible assets; unanticipated expenses beyond the amount
reserved on our balance sheet or unanticipated cash payments related to
the ultimate resolution of income and other possible tax liabilities;
significant adverse changes to international trade regulations; loss of
certain key personnel which could negatively impact our ability to
manage our business; risks related to the global economic, political and
social conditions; fluctuation in the price of raw materials adversely
affecting our results of operations; energy and fuel costs are subject
to adverse fluctuations and volatility; and cyber security risks related
to breaches of security pertaining to sensitive company, customer,
employee and vendor information.

See Accompanying Tables

   

Hampshire Group, Limited

Selected Unaudited Financial Data

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(In thousands, except per share data)

September 26,
2015

September 27,
2014

September 26,
2015

September 27,
2014

Net sales $ 18,608 $ 20,836 $ 43,428 $ 30,555
Cost of goods sold   14,709   14,957     33,093   22,621
Gross profit 3,899 5,879 10,335 7,934
Selling, general and administrative expenses 5,191 5,225 14,690 14,400
Lease litigation settlement 5,284
(Gain) loss on lease obligations     (8 )   (10,590 )   74
Income (loss) from operations (1,292 ) 662 951 (6,540 )
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (304 ) (345 ) (965 ) (827 )
Other, net   140   86     484   107
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes (1,456 ) 403 470 (7,260 )
Income tax provision (benefit)   (79 )   (345   )   14   (205 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations (1,377 ) 748 456 (7,055 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes   (228 )   (440   )   (2,587 )   (1,510 )
Net income (loss) $ (1,605 ) $ 308   $ (2,131 ) $ (8,565 )
 
Basic income (loss) per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.16 ) $ 0.09 $ 0.05 $ (0.83 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes   (0.02 )   (0.05   )   (0.30 )   (0.18 )
Net income (loss) $ (0.18 ) $ 0.04   $ (0.25 ) $ (1.01 )
 
Diluted income (loss)per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ (0.16 ) $ 0.08 $ 0.05 $ (0.83 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes   (0.02 )   (0.05   )   (0.30 )   (0.18 )
Net income (loss) $ (0.18 ) $ 0.03   $ (0.25 ) $ (1.01 )
 
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic   8,736   8,486     8,610   8,475
B Diluted   8,736   9,878     8,610   8,475
 
                       
NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION:      
Net income (loss) $ (1,605 ) $ 308 $ (2,131 ) $ (8,565 )
Interest expense, net 304 345 965 827
Income tax provision (benefit) (79 ) (345 ) 14 (205 )
Depreciation and amortization   160   310   537   885
EBITDA (1,220 ) 618 (615 ) (7,058 )
Stock-based compensation 123 224 370 894
Lease litigation settlement 5,284
(Gain) loss on lease obligations (10,590 ) 74
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes   228   440   2,587   1,510
Adjusted EBITDA $ (869 ) $ 1,282 $ (2,964 ) $ (4,580 )
                       
 

The Company believes that supplementing its financial statements
prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting
principles (“GAAP) with certain non-GAAP financial measures, as defined
by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), provides a more
comprehensive understanding of the Company’s results of operations. Such
measures include EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and should not be considered
an alternative to GAAP financial measures, but instead should be read in
conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. Readers are urged to
review and consider carefully the various disclosures made by the
Company in its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other
SEC filings, which advise interested parties of certain factors that may
affect the Company’s business.

 

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA (Unaudited):

(excluding assets and liabilities of discontinued
operations)
  September 26, 2015     December 31, 2014
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,441 $ 1, 758
Accounts receivable, net 15,402 11,649
Inventories, net 13,558 8,107
Borrowings under credit facility and notes payable 24,236 19,114
Working capital deficit (1,830 ) (9,702 )

Contacts

Company:
Hampshire Group
Benjamin C. Yogel, 561-409-0890
Lead
Director
byogel@mrccapital.com
or
Investor
Relations:

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