CONTACT: Allen Danzey
Chief Financial Officer
THE DIXIE GROUP REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR 2020
DALTON, GEORGIA (March 4, 2021) -- The Dixie Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) today reported financial results for the year ended December 26, 2020.
Despite the unprecedented challenges faced in the COVID-19 pandemic affected year of 2020, we were able to improve our operations, and further strengthen our balance sheet to better position our Company as we entered 2021 with momentum and optimism.
•We reduced debt by $10 million in 2020 bringing our total debt reduction to $60 million over the last thirty months.
•We entered into a new $75 million line of credit and two long term loans totaling $25 million. These transactions, along with cost reductions and operating efficiencies in 2020, allowed us to end the year with borrowing availability of $43.3 million under our new Senior Revolving Credit Facility.
•Operational improvements and cost reductions generated higher gross profit margins. Our gross profit margin for the year ended December 26, 2020 was 24.2% compared with 23.0% in the year ended December 28, 2019.
For the year 2020, net sales for the Company were $315,939,000 as compared to $374,582,000 in the year 2019. The net loss on the year 2020 was $9,208,000 compared to a net income of $15,271,000 in the previous year. The decline in sales and the loss in 2020 were primarily driven by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Net income in 2019 was the result of the sale of our facility in Santa Ana, California which generated a $25 million gain in the fourth quarter of 2019. On a non-GAAP adjusted basis, the Company had a net loss of $2.8 million in 2020 and a net loss of $3.9 million in 2019.
Commenting on the results, Daniel K. Frierson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “2020 was a year of unprecedented circumstances and a once-in-a-century event – the COVID-19 pandemic. Not knowing where the COVID-19 pandemic would lead, we implemented our continuity plan to maintain the health and safety of our associates, preserve cash and minimize the impact on our customers. To minimize and prevent cases of COVID-19 exposure in our facilities, we have taken measures aimed at sanitation and safety, including large scale COVID-19 testing, mandatory temperature checks prior to starting work, requirements to wear masks when unable to maintain social distancing and deep cleaning and sanitation. We limited travel for our associates, implemented work from home options where appropriate, and limited physical contact with our customers. We reduced our running schedules in our facilities to below demand, to maintain order flow to our customers while simultaneously reducing inventories to generate cash and align them with our lower customer demand. In order to preserve cash, we placed a large percentage of our associates either on rotating layoff or furlough. We eliminated or deferred planned spending of $14 million in 2020. These cost cuts included deferring maintenance when possible, reduced capital expenditures, instituting select job eliminations, and temporary salary reductions. Our management team worked together to implement our continuity plan which has resulted in improved operating results. During the year, we were able to decrease selling and administration costs through headcount reductions and lower spending. Operationally, we have experienced significant improvement in quality, waste reduction and cost. At the same time, we were able to maintain superior customer service and outperformed many of our competitors in this area. In
The following information was filed by Dixie Group Inc (DXYN) on Thursday, March 4, 2021 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.