Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2010 ended January 31, 2010.
Financial Results Highlights and Recent Company Developments
Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results
Net Sales. Net sales were $24.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 11.5% from $22.3 million in the comparable 2009 period, and an increase of 11.5% as compared to revenues of $22.3 million in the third quarter of 2010. The year-over-year increase in revenue was mainly a result of a 38.4% increase in revenue from Brazil, along with strong growth in Chile and the UK, and modest increases from India and China. Domestic revenues were $15.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 1.5% decline from $15.4 million in the prior year period, but an increase of 5.6% from $14.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2010. International revenues were $9.7 million in the 2010 fourth quarter, an increase of 40.4% from $6.9 million in the 2009 period and an increase of 21.3% from $8.0 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2010. As a percentage of 4QFY10 consolidated sales, international revenues accounted for 39%, an increase from 31% for the same period of fiscal 2009, and domestic revenues accounted for 61%, a decrease from 69% in the 2009 period.International growth was led by sales at Qualytextil, representing the Company’s operations in Brazil, which had fourth quarter revenues of $4.0 million, an increase from $2.9 million in 4QFY09 and $3.4 million in 3QFY10. Comparing regional revenues in 4QFY10 with 4QFY09, Chile sales increased 45.9% to $0.4 million, UK sales increased by 50% to $1.1 million, Canada sales decreased by 13% to $1.0 million, and China external sales increased by 29.0% to $2.3 million. Domestic revenues reflect a 6.6% increase in 4QFY10 disposable product sales as compared with the same quarter of 2009, offset in part by somewhat softer sales of reflective and other product categories, but a 22% decrease for the full year due to challenging business conditions and an extremely competitive pricing environment.