Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. (Nasdaq-NGS:
) today reported sales and operating results for 2011.
The Company continued its trend of improved operating performance during the fourth quarter of 2011. Net loss for the fourth quarter was $1.7 million excluding $2.9 million in CDSOA income and a small restructuring credit. Both operating and net losses, excluding CDSOA income, were comparable to the third quarter despite a 5.5% sequential sales decline to $24.6 million.
Net loss for the year improved to $8.6 million from $26.6 million in 2010, after making adjustments for CDSOA income and restructuring charges. Net sales for the year decreased by 23.6% to $104.6 million. “Last year was transformational for our company as we and our customers dealt with the challenges associated with product line and operational restructuring. We are very pleased with our improvements over the previous year as our financial results reflect the impact of our strategic decisions to align operations with customer demand for differentiated product. Sales results reflect both the lack of dependable service to our customers caused by each product line transitioning into new operating models, as well as the sluggish retail environment for case goods furniture in the premium segment,” said Glenn Prillaman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Cash on hand at December 31, 2011 was $17.3 million, including $1.6 million in restricted cash. Working capital, excluding cash and restricted cash, increased from $27.2 million on December 31, 2010 to $28.8 million at year-end due mostly to a build in finished goods inventory to support the Stanley Furniture product line which is now completely sourced overseas. “Protecting the strength of our balance sheet remains a top priority as we invest in our business to improve in three main areas: modernizing our Young America manufacturing facility in North Carolina; servicing customers and supporting the growth of the Stanley Furniture product line with sufficient investment in finished goods inventory; and initiating customer care efforts to communicate timely and accurate information," added Prillaman.