The decrease in cash of $5.8 million during the first six months of fiscal year 2013 reflects net cash provided by operating activities of $2.1 million, capital expenditures of $4.9 million and payment of three quarterly dividends totaling $3.1 million. The Company expects that capital expenditures will be approximately $1.0 million for the remainder of fiscal year 2013.
All earnings per share amounts are on a diluted basis.
The Company believes that moderate top line growth will continue through the end of fiscal year 2013. Residential growth will continue with existing customers and products, and through expanding our product portfolio and customer base. The Company expects current order trends for commercial products to continue for the remainder of the fiscal year. The Company is confident in its ability to take advantage of market opportunities. However, our optimism is tempered due to economic uncertainty and its impact on the consumers’ confidence and willingness to buy.The Company remains committed to its core strategies, which include a wide range of quality product offerings and price points to the residential and commercial markets, combined with a conservative approach to business. We will maintain our focus on a strong balance sheet through emphasis on cash flow and improving profitability. We believe these core strategies are in the best interest of our shareholders. Conference Call We will host a conference call on February 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Central Time. To access the call, please dial 1-866-830-5279 and provide the operator with ID# 58147478. A replay will be available for two weeks beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call by dialing 1-800-585-8367 and entering ID# 58147478 . Forward-Looking Statements Statements, including those in this release, which are not historical or current facts, are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are certain important factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made herein. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty. Some of the factors that could affect results are the cyclical nature of the furniture industry, supply chain disruptions, litigation, including expenses related to the Indiana civil litigation, the effectiveness of new product introductions and distribution channels, the product mix of sales, pricing pressures, the cost of raw materials and fuel, retention and recruitment of key employees, actions by governments including laws, regulations, taxes and tariffs, inflation, the amount of sales generated and the profit margins thereon, competition (both U.S. and foreign), credit exposure with customers, participation in multi-employer pension plans and general economic conditions. For further information regarding these risks and uncertainties, see the “Risk Factors” section in Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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