Hni Corp (HNI) SEC Filing 8-K Material Event for the period ending Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hni Corp

CIK: 48287 Ticker: HNI

HNI Corporation 600 East Second Street, Muscatine, Iowa 52761, Tel 563 272 7400, Fax 563 272 7347,

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For Information Contact:
Marshall H. Bridges, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (563) 272-7400
Matthew S. McCall, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development (563) 275-8898


MUSCATINE, Iowa (April 28, 2022) – HNI Corporation
(NYSE: HNI) today announced sales for the first quarter ended April 2, 2022 of $572.3 million and net income of $14.2 million. GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.33, compared to $0.34 in the prior year. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.33, compared to $0.36 in the prior year. GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliations follow the financial statements in this release.

First Quarter Highlights
Positive price-cost and sequential gross profit margin improvement. The Corporation delivered positive price-cost, despite record levels of inflation during the quarter. This, along with the benefits of the previously discussed business simplification and labor capacity actions, helped improve gross margin from fourth quarter 2021 levels.
Strong revenue growth. The Corporation generated revenue growth of more than 18 percent driven by pricing actions, volume improvement, and the benefits of acquisitions completed in the prior year.

“Our initiatives to improve long-term profitability are on-track and delivering results. These include pricing actions to improve price-cost, strategic growth initiatives, multiple business simplification actions, and efforts to expand labor capacity. We expect noteworthy improvement as 2022 progresses driven by margin expansion in our Workplace Furnishings segment and strong growth in Residential Building Products,” stated Jeff Lorenger, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer.


HNI Corporation – Financial Performance
(Dollars in millions, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
April 2,
April 3,
Net Sales$572.3 $484.3 18.2 %
Gross Profit %34.4 %37.2 %-280  bps
SG&A %30.8 %32.5 %-170  bps
Operating Income$20.4 $22.6 (9.6 %)
Operating Income %3.6 %4.7 %-110  bps
Effective Tax Rate23.2 %28.0 %
Net Income %2.5 %3.1 %-60  bps
EPS – diluted$0.33 $0.34 (2.9 %)
Gross Profit %34.4 %37.2 %-280  bps
Operating Income$20.7 $23.3 (11.4 %)
Operating Income %3.6 %4.8 %-120  bps
EPS – diluted$0.33 $0.36 (8.3 %)

First Quarter Summary Comments
Consolidated net sales increased 18.2 percent from the prior-year quarter to $572.3 million. On an organic basis, sales increased 15.3 percent year-over-year. The acquisition of residential building products companies in 2021 increased year-over-year sales by $14.0 million. A reconciliation of organic sales, a non-GAAP measure, follows the financial statements in this release.
Gross profit margin compressed 280 basis points compared to the prior-year quarter. This decrease was driven by price-cost dilution and lower net productivity, partially offset by higher volume.
Selling and administrative expenses as a percent of sales decreased 170 basis points compared to the prior-year quarter. The decrease was driven by dilution from price realization along with lower variable compensation, partially offset by higher core SG&A, increased freight costs, and higher investment spend.
Net income per diluted share was $0.33 compared to $0.34 in the prior-year quarter. The decrease was driven by lower productivity, higher core SG&A, and higher investment spend, partially offset by higher volume. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.33 compared to $0.36 in the prior-year quarter.
First Quarter Orders
Orders in the Workplace Furnishings segment excluding the impacts of restructuring, increased more than 10 percent year-over-year led by price realization and strength with small to mid-sized customers. That strength was offset somewhat by continued softness with contract customers.
Orders in the Residential Building Products segment increased 25 percent organically compared to the prior-year quarter. Remodel-retrofit and new construction order rates were both strong.


Workplace Furnishings – Financial Performance
(Dollars in millions)
Three Months Ended
April 2,
April 3,
Net Sales$353.1 $302.7 16.6 %
Operating Loss($6.4)($3.1)(109.1 %)
Operating Loss %(1.8 %)(1.0 %)-80  bps
Operating Loss($6.2)($2.4)(162.8 %)
Operating Loss %(1.8 %)(0.8 %)-100  bps

Workplace Furnishings net sales increased 16.6 percent from the prior-year quarter to $353.1 million.
Workplace Furnishings operating profit margin compressed 80 basis points year-over-year driven by operational investments, lower productivity, and higher core SG&A, partially offset by higher volume and favorable price-cost.

Residential Building Products – Financial Performance
(Dollars in millions)
Three Months Ended
April 2,
April 3,
Net Sales$219.2 $181.5 20.8 %
Operating Profit$40.4 $39.8 1.3 %
Operating Profit %18.4 %21.9 %-350  bps

Residential Building Products net sales increased 20.8 percent from the prior-year quarter to $219.2 million. On an organic basis, sales increased 13.0 percent year-over-year. The impact of building products companies acquired in 2021 increased sales $14.0 million compared to the prior-year quarter.
Residential Building Products operating profit margin compressed 350 basis points year-over-year, driven by price-cost dilution, higher investment spend, and the impact of acquisitions.

Fiscal Year 2022 Outlook. The Corporation’s outlook for fiscal 2022 remains unchanged from the view provided in the fourth quarter 2021 earnings news release. Capacity additions and benefits from pricing actions are expected to drive strong revenue growth with accelerating profit improvement in the second half of 2022.
Workplace Furnishings revenue: pricing benefits, backlog normalization, and assumed market improvements are expected to drive revenue growth rates in the high teens to low twenties for 2022.
Residential Building Products revenue: pricing benefits, inorganic revenue from acquisitions closed in 2021, and continued benefits from multiple growth initiatives are expected to fuel growth rates in the high teens for 2022, on top of 25 percent organic growth generated by the segment in 2021.

Seasonality: earnings seasonality is expected to be more weighted to the back half of 2022 than in recent years when approximately 70 percent of total profit was generated during the second half.
Second Quarter 2022: the Corporation expects second quarter profitability to be near levels generated in the first quarter of 2022. On a sequential basis, the benefit from additional Workplace Furnishings volume is expected to be mostly offset by the normal seasonal step-down in Residential Building Products sales and labor capacity investments.
Balance Sheet: the Corporation expects to maintain a strong balance sheet throughout 2022. Low leverage and continued free cash flow generation are expected to provide ample capacity for continued investment, M&A, dividend payments, and share buyback activity.

Concluding Remarks
“I remain optimistic about our opportunities to grow revenue and earnings despite inflationary pressures and a dynamic environment. We continue to take actions to improve the long-term profitability of our Workplace Furnishings segment, where we are focused on margin expansion. In our Residential Building Products segment, we remain focused on driving strong top line growth, by leveraging our differentiated business model,” Mr. Lorenger concluded.


Conference Call
HNI Corporation will host a conference call on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (Central) to discuss first quarter fiscal year 2022 results. To participate, call 1-855-761-5600 – conference ID number 7175411. A live webcast of the call will be available on HNI Corporation’s website at A replay of the webcast and call will be made available from Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. (Central) through Thursday, May 5, 2022, 10:59 p.m. (Central). To replay the webcast, go to the link above. To replay the call, dial 1-800-770-2030 or 1-647-362-9199 – Conference ID: 7175411.

About HNI Corporation
HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and residential building products, operating under two segments. The Workplace Furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The Residential Building Products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. More information can be found on the Corporation’s website at

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking" statements based on current expectations regarding future plans, events, outlook, objectives, financial performance, expectations for sales growth, and earnings per diluted share (GAAP and non-GAAP), including statements regarding the expected effects on the Corporation’s business, financial condition and results of operations from the COVID-19 pandemic. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words including “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “confident”, or other similar words, phrases, or expressions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Corporation’s actual future results and performance to differ materially from expected results. These risks include but are not limited to: the duration and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any emerging variants of the virus, and its effect on people and the economy; potential disruptions in the global supply chain; the effects of prolonged periods of inflation; potential labor shortages; the levels of office furniture needs and housing starts; overall demand for the Corporation’s products; general economic and market conditions in the United States and internationally; industry and competitive conditions; the consolidation and concentration of the Corporation’s customers; the Corporation’s reliance on its network of independent dealers; change in trade policy; changes in raw material, component, or commodity pricing; market acceptance and demand for the Corporation’s new products; changing legal, regulatory, environmental, and healthcare conditions; the risks associated with international operations; the potential impact of product defects; the various restrictions on the Corporation’s financing activities; an inability to protect the Corporation’s intellectual property; impacts of tax legislation; and force majeure events outside the Corporation’s control, including those that may result from the effects of climate change. A description of these risks and additional risks can be found in the Corporation’s annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. The Corporation assumes no obligation to update, amend, or clarify forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law.

HNI Corporation and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
April 2,
April 3,
Net sales$572,328 $484,293 
Cost of sales375,419 304,347 
Gross profit196,909 179,946 
Selling and administrative expenses176,472 157,346 
Operating income20,437 22,600 
Interest expense, net 1,986 1,755 
Income before income taxes18,451 20,845 
Income taxes4,274 5,827 
Net income14,177 15,018 
Less: Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest(1)(1)
Net income attributable to HNI Corporation$14,178 $15,019 
Average number of common shares outstanding – basic42,388 43,163 
Net income attributable to HNI Corporation per common share – basic$0.33 $0.35 
Average number of common shares outstanding – diluted43,072 43,584 
Net income attributable to HNI Corporation per common share – diluted$0.33 $0.34 
Foreign currency translation adjustments$(568)$(132)
Change in unrealized gains (losses) on marketable securities, net of tax(410)(100)
Change in derivative financial instruments, net of tax913 263 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(65)31 
Comprehensive income14,112 15,049 
Less: Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interest(1)(1)
Comprehensive income attributable to HNI Corporation$14,113 $15,050 

HNI Corporation and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
April 2,
January 1,
Current Assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents$23,483 $52,270 
   Short-term investments1,335 1,392 
   Receivables253,075 239,955 
   Allowance for doubtful accounts(3,093)(2,813)
   Inventories, net206,561 181,591 
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets51,559 51,099 
     Total Current Assets532,920 523,494 
Property, Plant, and Equipment:
   Land and land improvements30,940 30,851 
   Buildings295,715 294,545 
   Machinery and equipment601,776 593,630 
   Construction in progress27,905 29,663 
956,336 948,689 
   Less accumulated depreciation(592,695)(581,909)
     Net Property, Plant, and Equipment363,641 366,780 
Right-of-use Finance Leases11,444 10,173 
Right-of-use Operating Leases95,812 82,881 
Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets467,217 471,502 
Other Assets53,970 43,067 
     Total Assets$1,525,004 $1,497,897 
Liabilities and Equity
Current Liabilities:
   Accounts payable and accrued expenses$434,793 $473,753 
   Current maturities of debt2,165 3,221 
   Current maturities of other long-term obligations1,880 3,910 
   Current lease obligations - Finance3,226 2,765 
   Current lease obligations - Operating20,797 22,799 
     Total Current Liabilities462,861 506,448 
Long-Term Debt240,929 174,608 
Long-Term Lease Obligations - Finance8,173 7,373 
Long-Term Lease Obligations - Operating78,779 63,757 
Other Long-Term Liabilities78,198 80,736 
Deferred Income Taxes74,024 75,008 
Total Liabilities942,964 907,930 
HNI Corporation shareholders' equity581,718 589,644 
Non-controlling interest322 323 
     Total Equity582,040 589,967 
     Total Liabilities and Equity$1,525,004 $1,497,897 

HNI Corporation and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended
April 2,
April 3,
Net Cash Flows From (To) Operating Activities:
Net income$14,177 $15,018 
Non-cash items included in net income:
Depreciation and amortization21,098 20,463 
Other post-retirement and post-employment benefits330 332 
Stock-based compensation5,638 5,220 
Reduction in carrying amount of right-of-use assets6,328 6,537 
Deferred income taxes(1,157)1,076 
Other – net(882)1,315 
Net decrease in cash from operating assets and liabilities(80,773)(51,436)
Increase (decrease) in other liabilities(3,709)3,159 
Net cash flows from (to) operating activities(38,950)1,684 
Net Cash Flows From (To) Investing Activities:
Capital expenditures(15,098)(16,197)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant, and equipment— 48 
Acquisition spending, net of cash acquired(1,654)(1,408)
Capitalized software(3,138)(2,767)
Purchase of investments(971)(598)
Sales or maturities of investments704 515 
Net cash flows from (to) investing activities(20,157)(20,407)
Net Cash Flows From (To) Financing Activities:
Payments of debt(100,538)(118)
Proceeds from debt165,822 547 
Dividends paid(13,359)(13,234)
Purchase of HNI Corporation common stock(25,158)— 
Proceeds from sales of HNI Corporation common stock2,749 13,030 
Other – net804 (3,341)
Net cash flows from (to) financing activities30,320 (3,116)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(28,787)(21,839)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period52,270 116,120 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$23,483 $94,281 

HNI Corporation and Subsidiaries
Reportable Segment Data
(In thousands)

Three Months Ended
April 2,
April 3,
Net Sales:
Workplace furnishings$353,106 $302,748 
Residential building products219,222 181,545 
Total$572,328 $484,293 
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes:
Workplace furnishings$(6,420)$(3,071)
Residential building products40,382 39,849 
General corporate(13,525)(14,178)
Operating Income20,437 22,600 
Interest expense, net1,986 1,755 
Total$18,451 $20,845 
Depreciation and Amortization Expense:
Workplace furnishings $11,524 $11,984 
Residential building products3,063 2,410 
General corporate6,511 6,069 
Total$21,098 $20,463 
Capital Expenditures (including capitalized software):
Workplace furnishings$8,217 $10,487 
Residential building products5,754 4,710 
General corporate4,265 3,767 
Total$18,236 $18,964 
As of
April 2, 2022
As of
January 1, 2022
Identifiable Assets:
Workplace furnishings$850,998 $808,963 
Residential building products498,060 479,462 
General corporate175,946 209,472 
Total$1,525,004 $1,497,897 


Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release includes certain non-GAAP financial information as defined by Securities and Exchange Commission Regulation G. Pursuant to the requirements of this regulation, reconciliations of this non-GAAP financial information to HNI’s financial statements as prepared in accordance with GAAP are included below and throughout this earnings release. This information gives investors additional insights into HNI’s financial performance and operations. While HNI’s management believes the non-GAAP financial measure is useful in evaluating HNI’s operations, this information should be considered supplemental and not in isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these measures may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies, limiting their usefulness for comparison purposes.

To supplement the condensed consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, this earnings release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: organic sales, gross profit, operating income, operating profit, income taxes, net income, and net income per diluted shares (i.e., EPS). These measures are adjusted from the comparable GAAP measure to exclude the impacts of the selected items as summarized in the following tables. Generally, non-GAAP EPS is calculated using HNI's overall effective tax rate for the period, as this rate is reflective of the tax applicable to most non-GAAP components.

The sales adjustments to arrive at the non-GAAP organic sales information included in this earnings release exclude the impact of acquiring residential building products companies. The transactions excluded for purposes of other non-GAAP financial information included in this earnings release include restructuring charges and COVID-19 costs in the Workplace Furnishings segment. Restructuring charges incurred in the current period presented are comprised of adjustments related to inventory valuation in connection with business simplification efforts, and relocation and new facility setup costs in connection with capacity expansion initiatives. COVID-19 costs incurred in the prior period presented include showroom exit charges.

HNI Corporation Reconciliation
(Dollars in millions)
Three Months Ended
April 2, 2022April 3, 2021
Workplace FurnishingsResidential Building ProductsTotalWorkplace FurnishingsResidential Building ProductsTotal
Sales as reported (GAAP)$353.1 $219.2 $572.3 $302.7 $181.5 $484.3 
% change from PY16.6 %20.8 %18.2 %
Less: Acquisitions— 14.0 14.0 — — — 
Organic Sales (non-GAAP)$353.1 $205.2 $558.3 $302.7 $181.5 $484.3 
% change from PY16.6 %13.0 %15.3 %


HNI Corporation Reconciliation
(Dollars in millions, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
April 2, 2022
Gross ProfitOperating Income
Net Income
As reported (GAAP)$196.9 $20.4 $4.3 $14.2 $0.33 
% of net sales34.4 %3.6 %2.5 %
Tax %23.2 %
Restructuring charges0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.00 
Results (non-GAAP)$197.1 $20.7 $4.3 $14.3 $0.33 
% of net sales34.4 %3.6 %2.5 %
Tax %23.2 %

HNI Corporation Reconciliation
(Dollars in millions, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
April 3, 2021
Gross ProfitOperating Income
Net Income
As reported (GAAP)$179.9 $22.6 $5.8 $15.0 $0.34 
% of net sales37.2 %4.7 %3.1 %
Tax %28.0 %
COVID-19 costs— 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.01 
Results (non-GAAP)$179.9 $23.3 $6.0 $15.5 $0.36 
% of net sales37.2 %4.8 %3.2 %
Tax %28.0 %


Workplace Furnishings Reconciliation
(Dollars in millions)
Three Months Ended
April 2,
April 3,
Percent Change
Operating loss as reported (GAAP)$(6.4)$(3.1)(109.1 %)
% of net sales(1.8 %)(1.0 %)
Restructuring charges0.2 — 
COVID-19 costs— 0.7 
Operating loss (non-GAAP)$(6.2)$(2.4)(162.8 %)
% of net sales(1.8 %)(0.8 %)

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Ticker: HNI
CIK: 48287
Form Type: 8-K Corporate News
Accession Number: 0000048287-22-000107
Submitted to the SEC: Thu Apr 28 2022 7:29:55 AM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Thu Apr 28 2022
Period: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Industry: Office Furniture No Wood
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