Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI), the largest branded marketer in the United States of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, today reported its second quarter 2010 results.

“Our second quarter earnings are in-line with our expectations despite lower traffic in our retail stores,” said Michael D. Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Given the very strong start to the year and our multi-channel distribution strategy, sales in the first half of 2010 grew 8% and adjusted earnings per share grew 47%.

“We are expecting good sales growth in the second half of this year, driven by the compelling value of our product offerings and marketing strategies, which we feel position us well for the back-to-school and holiday seasons,” continued Mr. Casey. “We expect earnings in the second half, however, will be impacted by higher industry-wide supply chain costs.”

Second Quarter of Fiscal 2010 compared to Second Quarter of Fiscal 2009

Consolidated net sales of $327.0 million were comparable with the prior year. Net sales of the Company’s Carter’s brands increased $1.2 million, or 0.5%, to $263.7 million. Net sales of the Company’s OshKosh B’gosh brand decreased $0.5 million, or 0.8%, to $63.3 million.

Consolidated retail sales increased $3.3 million, or 2.0%, to $165.6 million. Carter’s retail segment sales increased $3.5 million, or 3.1%, to $113.6 million driven by incremental sales of $8.4 million generated by new store openings and eCommerce sales, partially offset by a comparable store sales decrease of $4.6 million, or 4.3%. OshKosh retail segment sales decreased $0.2 million, or 0.4%, to $52.0 million, due to a comparable store sales decline of $2.5 million, or 4.9%, partially offset by incremental sales of $3.0 million generated by new store openings and eCommerce sales.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2010, the Company opened eight Carter’s and three OshKosh retail stores. As of the end of the second quarter, the Company operated 289 Carter’s and 175 OshKosh retail stores.

Carter’s wholesale sales increased $3.2 million, or 2.9%, to $111.2 million due to strong over-the-counter performance at the Company’s wholesale customers primarily in the Company’s baby replenishment business, partially offset by lower off-price sales. OshKosh wholesale sales decreased $0.3 million, or 2.8%, to $11.4 million largely due to lower off-price sales.

The Company’s mass channel sales, which are comprised of sales of its Child of Mine brand to Walmart and Just One You (formerly Just One Year) brand to Target, decreased $5.4 million, or 12.3%, to $38.8 million. The decrease reflects lower Child of Mine brand sales due to merchandising assortment changes made by Walmart and a related reduction in floor space, partially offset by increased sales of the Company’s Just One You brand due to the addition of new programs and improved product performance.

In connection with a workforce reduction and distribution facility closure, the Company recorded pre-tax charges in the second quarter of fiscal 2009 of approximately $2.9 million related to severance and other benefits and accelerated depreciation. Also during the second quarter of fiscal 2009, the Company reduced the carrying value of the White House, Tennessee distribution facility by $0.7 million.

Operating income in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 was $33.4 million, an increase of $4.1 million, or 13.8%, from $29.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. Excluding the effect of the workforce reduction, distribution facility closure, and facility write-down in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, adjusted operating income increased $0.4 million, or 1.3%, to $33.4 million from $33.0 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, due largely to growth in earnings from the Carter’s wholesale and retail segments, partially offset by a decline in earnings from the Carter’s mass channel segment and OshKosh retail and wholesale segments.

Net income increased $2.5 million, or 14.8%, to $19.1 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to $16.6 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. Excluding the effect of the workforce reduction, distribution facility closure, and facility write-down in the second quarter of fiscal 2009, adjusted net income increased $0.2 million, or 1.0%, to $19.1 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to $18.9 million, or $0.32 per diluted share in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.

A reconciliation of income as reported under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) to income adjusted for certain items is provided at the end of this release.

First Half of Fiscal 2010 compared to First Half of Fiscal 2009

Consolidated net sales increased $52.6 million, or 7.7%, to $736.1 million. Net sales of the Company’s Carter’s brands increased $51.0 million, or 9.3%, to $596.0 million. Net sales of the Company’s OshKosh B’gosh brand increased $1.6 million, or 1.2%, to $140.1 million.

Carter’s wholesale sales increased $27.6 million, or 12.0%, to $257.5 million due to strong over-the-counter performance at the Company’s wholesale customers in all product categories, partially offset by lower off-price sales. OshKosh wholesale sales decreased $1.5 million, or 4.4%, to $33.0 million, largely due to lower off-price sales.

Consolidated retail sales increased $22.8 million, or 7.2%, to $338.8 million. Carter’s retail segment sales increased $19.7 million, or 9.3%, to $231.7 million, driven by incremental sales of $16.8 million generated by new store openings and eCommerce sales, and a comparable store sales increase of $3.5 million, or 1.7%. OshKosh retail segment sales increased $3.1 million, or 3.0%, to $107.1 million, driven by incremental sales of $4.8 million generated by new store openings and eCommerce sales, partially offset by a comparable store sales decline of $0.7 million, or 0.7%. In the first half of fiscal 2010, the Company opened 13 Carter’s and five OshKosh retail stores.

The Company’s mass channel sales increased $3.7 million, or 3.5%, to $106.8 million. The increase was driven by increased sales of the Company’s Just One You brand resulting from the addition of new programs and improved product performance, partially offset by decreased sales of the Company’s Child of Mine brand attributable to merchandising assortment changes made by Walmart and a related reduction in floor space.

In the first half of fiscal 2009, the Company recorded pre-tax charges in connection with the workforce reduction and distribution facility closure of approximately $11.6 million related to severance and other benefits, asset impairment, accelerated depreciation, and other closure costs. Results for the first half of fiscal 2009 also included the $0.7 million write-down in the second quarter of the carrying value of the White House, Tennessee distribution facility.

Operating income in the first half of fiscal 2010 was $104.6 million, an increase of $46.3 million, or 79.4%, from $58.3 million in the first half of fiscal 2009. Excluding the effect of the workforce reduction, distribution facility closure, asset impairment charges, and facility write-down, adjusted operating income increased $33.9 million, or 48.0%, to $104.6 million from $70.6 million in first half of fiscal 2009, driven by growth in earnings in all segments.

Net income increased $28.7 million, or 86.3%, to $61.9 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, compared to $33.2 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, in the first half of fiscal 2009. Excluding the effect of the workforce reduction, distribution facility closure, asset impairment charges, and facility write-down, adjusted net income increased $20.9 million, or 50.9%, to $61.9 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, compared to $41.0 million, or $0.70 per diluted share in the first half of fiscal 2009.

A reconciliation of income as reported under GAAP to income adjusted for certain items is provided at the end of this release.

Cash flow from operations in the first half of fiscal 2010 was $15.3 million, a decrease of $13.9 million, or 47.5%, over the first half of fiscal 2009 primarily due to net changes in working capital offset by increased earnings.

$100 Million Share Repurchase Authorization

On June 15, 2010, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a share repurchase authorization pursuant to which the Company is authorized to purchase up to $100 million of its outstanding common shares (in addition to the $8.9 million available for repurchases under the Company’s repurchase authorization approved in February 2007). Neither of the current share repurchase authorizations have expiration dates. Purchases may be made in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions, with the level and timing of activity being at the discretion of the Company’s management depending on market conditions, stock price, other investment priorities, and other factors.

Term Loan Prepayment

During the second quarter of fiscal 2010, in addition to a regularly scheduled amortization payment of approximately $0.9 million, the Company prepaid $100 million in term loan borrowings, or approximately 30% of its outstanding debt.

2010 Outlook

The Company projects net sales for the second half to be up in the high single-digits with the fourth quarter forecasted to be stronger than the third quarter. Diluted earnings per share for the second half is currently expected to be down in the high single-digits, with diluted earnings per share in the third quarter down in the low teens and in the fourth quarter comparable to a year ago.

For the year, net sales are expected to be up in the high single-digits with diluted earnings per share up approximately 10% over 2009 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.15.

A reconciliation of income as reported under GAAP to income adjusted for certain items is provided at the end of this release.

Spring 2011 Outlook

In developing its product sourcing plans for its Spring 2011 merchandise assortments, the Company expects product costs will rise meaningfully from current levels due principally to higher commodity, labor, and transportation costs. At present, the Company projects that its consolidated gross margin rate in the first half of fiscal 2011 will decline from the level achieved in the first half of fiscal 2010.

Investor Day

The Company plans to hold an investor day on November 3, 2010 in its Shelton, Connecticut office. Interested members of the financial community should RSVP to investor@carters.com or call 404-745-2889 by October 1, 2010.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call with investors to discuss second quarter results on July 29, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the call, please dial 913-312-0667. To listen to a live broadcast of the call on the internet, please log on to www.carters.com and select the “Q2 2010 Earnings Conference Call” link under the “Investor Relations” tab. The conference call will be simultaneously broadcast on the Company’s website at www.carters.com. Presentation materials for the call can be accessed on the Company’s website at www.carters.com by selecting the “Conference Calls & Webcasts” link under the “Investor Relations” tab. A replay of the call will be available shortly after the broadcast through August 7, 2010, at 719-457-0820, passcode 2140753. The replay will be archived on the Company’s website at the same location.

For more information on Carter’s, Inc., please visit www.carters.com.

Cautionary Language

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to the Company’s future performance, including, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company’s anticipated financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, fiscal 2010, and the first half of fiscal 2011, assessment of the Company’s performance and financial position, and drivers of the Company’s sales and earnings growth. Such statements are based on current expectations only, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, or projected. Factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include: a decrease in sales to, or the loss of one or more of, the Company’s key customers; increased competition in the baby and young children’s apparel market; the acceptance of the Company’s products in the marketplace; deflationary pricing pressures; the Company’s dependence on foreign supply sources; failure of foreign supply sources to meet the Company’s quality standards or regulatory requirements; negative publicity; leverage, which increases the Company’s exposure to interest rate risk and could require the Company to dedicate a substantial portion of its cash flow to repay debt principal; an inability to access suitable financing due to the current economic environment; a continued decrease in the overall value of the United States equity markets due to the current economic environment; a continued decrease in the overall level of consumer spending; changes in consumer preference and fashion trends; seasonal fluctuations in the children’s apparel business; the impact of governmental regulations and environmental risks applicable to the Company’s business; the risk that ongoing litigation and investigations may be resolved adversely; the breach of the Company’s consumer databases; the ability of the Company to adequately forecast demand, which could create significant levels of excess inventory; the ability of the Company to identify new retail store locations, and negotiate appropriate lease terms for the retail stores; the ability to attract and retain key individuals within the organization; failure to achieve sales growth plans, cost savings, and other assumptions that support the carrying value of the Company’s intangible assets; and the Company’s inability to remediate its material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting. Many of these risks are further described in the most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Statements.” The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

CARTER’S, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(dollars in thousands, except for share data)

(unaudited)
         
Three-month periods ended Six-month periods ended
July 3,

2010
    July 4,

2009
July 3,

2010
    July 4,

2009
Net sales:
Carter’s:
Wholesale $ 111,248 $ 108,061 $ 257,506 $ 229,878
Retail 113,593 110,127 231,732 212,057
Mass Channel   38,838     44,283     106,758     103,106  
Carter’s net sales   263,679     262,471     595,996     545,041  
OshKosh:
Retail 51,959 52,160 107,104 103,988
Wholesale   11,371     11,698     32,958     34,462  
OshKosh net sales   63,330     63,858     140,062     138,450  
Total net sales 327,009 326,329 736,058 683,491
Cost of goods sold   196,758     201,619     438,997     431,059  
Gross profit 130,251 124,710 297,061 252,432
Selling, general, and administrative expenses 104,468 99,843 209,763 198,973

Workforce reduction and facility write-down and closure costs
-- 2,980 -- 11,400
Royalty income   (7,640 )   (7,472 )   (17,294 )   (16,234 )
Operating income 33,423 29,359 104,592 58,293
Interest expense, net   2,662     2,708     5,106     5,883  
Income before income taxes 30,761 26,651 99,486 52,410
Provision for income taxes   11,665     10,017     37,565     19,172  
Net income $ 19,096   $ 16,634   $ 61,921   $ 33,238  
 
Basic net income per common share $ 0.32 $ 0.29 $ 1.05 $ 0.59
 
Diluted net income per common share $ 0.32 $ 0.28 $ 1.03 $ 0.57
 
 

CARTER’S, INC.

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS

(unaudited)
         
For the three-month periods ended For the six-month periods ended
(dollars in thousands) July 3,

2010
    % of

Total
    July 4,

2009
    % of

Total
July 3,

2010
    % of

Total
    July 4,

2009
    % of

Total
Net sales:
 
Carter’s:
Wholesale $ 111,248 34.0 % $ 108,061 33.1 % $ 257,506 35.0 % $ 229,878 33.6 %
Retail 113,593 34.7 % 110,127 33.7 % 231,732 31.5 % 212,057 31.0 %
Mass Channel   38,838   11.9 %   44,283   13.6 %   106,758   14.5 %   103,106   15.1 %
Carter’s net sales   263,679   80.6 %   262,471   80.4 %   595,996   81.0 %   545,041   79.7 %
 
OshKosh:
Retail 51,959 15.9 % 52,160 16.0 % 107,104 14.5 % 103,988 15.2 %
Wholesale   11,371   3.5 %   11,698   3.6 %   32,958   4.5 %   34,462   5.1 %
OshKosh net sales   63,330   19.4 %   63,858   19.6 %   140,062   19.0 %   138,450   20.3 %
 
Total net sales $ 327,009   100.0 % $ 326,329   100.0 % $ 736,058   100.0 % $ 683,491   100.0 %
 
Operating income (loss): % of

segment

net sales
% of

segment

net sales
% of

segment

net sales
% of

segment

net sales
 
Carter’s:
Wholesale $ 23,341 21.0 % $ 20,325 18.8 % $ 63,639 24.7 % $ 43,424 18.9 %
Retail 18,683 16.4 % 16,575 15.1 % 44,826 19.3 % 33,163 15.6 %
Mass Channel   6,856   17.7 %   8,706   19.7 %   19,650   18.4 %   16,819   16.3 %
 
Carter’s operating income   48,880   18.5 %   45,606   17.4 %   128,115   21.5 %   93,406   17.1 %
 
OshKosh:
Retail (909 ) (1.7 %) 786 1.5 % 1,054 1.0 % 455 0.4 %
Wholesale (2,363 ) (20.8 %) (1,938 ) (16.6 %) 1,230 3.7 % (517 ) (1.5 %)
Mass Channel (a)   474   --   438   --   1,239   --   1,144   --
 
OshKosh operating (loss) income   (2,798 ) (4.4 %)   (714 ) (1.1 %)   3,523   2.5 %   1,082   0.8 %
 
Segment operating income 46,082 14.1 % 44,892 13.8 % 131,638 17.9 % 94,488 13.8 %
 
Corporate expenses (b) (12,659 ) (3.9 %) (11,910 ) (3.6 %) (27,046 ) (3.7 %) (23,830 ) (3.5 %)

Workforce reduction and facility

write-down and closure costs (c)
  --   --   (3,623 ) (1.1 %)   --   --   (12,365 ) (1.8 %)
 
Net corporate expenses   (12,659 ) (3.9 %)   (15,533 ) (4.8 %)   (27,046 ) (3.7 %)   (36,195 ) (5.3 %)
 
Total operating income $ 33,423   10.2 % $ 29,359   9.0 % $ 104,592   14.2 % $ 58,293   8.5 %
 

(a)  OshKosh mass channel consists of a licensing agreement with Target Stores. Operating income consists of royalty income, net of related expenses.
 

(b)  Corporate expenses generally include expenses related to incentive compensation, stock-based compensation, executive management, severance and relocation, finance, building occupancy, information technology, certain legal fees, consulting, and audit fees.
 

(c)  Includes closure costs associated with the Company’s Barnesville, Georgia distribution facility and the Company’s Oshkosh, Wisconsin facility, write-down of the White House, Tennessee facility, and severance and other benefits related to the corporate workforce reduction.
 
 

CARTER’S, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in thousands, except for share data)

(unaudited)
             
July 3,

2010
January 2, 2010 July 4,

2009
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 245,013 $ 335,041 $ 173,812
Accounts receivable, net 99,526 82,094 85,051
Finished goods inventories, net 260,660 214,000 256,151
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 11,583 11,114 13,538
Deferred income taxes   25,726     33,419     30,021  
 
Total current assets 642,508 675,668 558,573
Property, plant, and equipment, net 90,374 86,077 83,677
Tradenames 305,733 305,733 305,733
Goodwill 136,570 136,570 136,570
Deferred debt issuance costs, net 1,459 2,469 3,031
Licensing agreements, net 137 1,777 3,432
Other assets   292     305     293  
Total assets $ 1,177,073   $ 1,208,599   $ 1,091,309  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current maturities of long-term debt $ 3,503 $ 3,503 $ 3,503
Accounts payable 121,047 97,546 109,944
Other current liabilities   31,848     69,568     42,509  
 
Total current liabilities 156,398 170,617 155,956
Long-term debt 229,269 331,020 332,772
Deferred income taxes 108,162 110,676 106,361
Other long-term liabilities   44,105     40,262     43,082  
Total liabilities   537,934     652,575     638,171  
 
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:

Preferred stock; par value $.01 per share; 100,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding at July 3, 2010, January 2, 2010, and July 4, 2009
-- -- --

Common stock, voting; par value $.01 per share; 150,000,000 shares authorized, 59,442,933, 58,081,822, and 56,784,758 shares issued and outstanding at July 3, 2010, January 2, 2010, and July 4, 2009, respectively
594 581 568
Additional paid-in capital 256,048 235,330 217,707
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,603 ) (4,066 ) (6,914 )
Retained earnings   386,100     324,179     241,777  
 
Total stockholders’ equity   639,139     556,024     453,138  
 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,177,073   $ 1,208,599   $ 1,091,309  
 
 

CARTER’S, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)
     
For the six-month periods ended
July 3,

2010
    July 4,

2009
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income $ 61,921 $ 33,238
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 16,082 16,990
Amortization of debt issuance costs 1,010 567
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 3,510 3,543
Income tax benefit from exercised stock options (8,579 ) (1,313 )
Non-cash asset impairment and facility write-down charges -- 3,662
Gain on sale of property, plant, and equipment (172 ) --
Deferred income taxes 5,152 2,853
Effect of changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable (17,432 ) 401
Inventories (46,660 ) (52,665 )
Prepaid expenses and other assets (456 ) (767 )
Accounts payable and other liabilities   952     22,687  
Net cash provided by operating activities   15,328     29,196  
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (20,720 ) (18,030 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant, and equipment   286     --  
Net cash used in investing activities   (20,434 )   (18,030 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Payments on term loan (101,751 ) (1,751 )
Income tax benefit from exercised stock options 8,579 1,313
Proceeds from exercise of stock options   8,250     735  
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (84,922 )   297  
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (90,028 ) 11,463
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period   335,041     162,349  
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 245,013   $ 173,812  
 
 

CARTER’S, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO ADJUSTED RESULTS
 
      Three-month period ended

July 4, 2009
    Six-month period ended

July 4, 2009
               
Operating

Income
Net

Income
Diluted

EPS
Operating

Income
Net

Income
Diluted

EPS
(dollars in millions, except earnings per share)
 
Income, as reported (GAAP) $ 29.4 $ 16.6 $ 0.28 $ 58.3 $ 33.2 $ 0.57
 
Workforce reduction (a) 2.2 1.4 0.02 5.5 3.5 0.06
Distribution facility closure costs (b) -- -- -- 3.3 2.1 0.04
Asset impairment charges (c) -- -- -- 1.8 1.1 0.02
Accelerated depreciation (d) 0.7 0.4 0.01 1.0 0.6 0.01
Facility write-down (e)   0.7   0.5  

0.01
  0.7   0.5   --
 
Income, as adjusted (f) $ 33.0 $ 18.9 $ 0.32 $ 70.6 $ 41.0 $ 0.70
 

(a)  Severance charges and other benefits associated with the reduction in the Company’s corporate workforce.
 

(b)  Costs associated with the closure of the Company’s Barnesville, Georgia distribution facility.
 

(c)  Asset impairment charges associated with the closure of the Company’s Oshkosh, Wisconsin facility.
 

(d)  Accelerated depreciation charges (included in selling, general, and administrative expenses) related to the closure of the Company’s Barnesville, Georgia distribution facility.
 

(e)  Charge related to the write-down of the carrying value of the White House, Tennessee distribution facility.
 

(f)  In addition to the results provided in this earnings release in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements that present operating income, net income, and net income on a diluted share basis excluding the adjustments discussed above.  These adjustments, which the Company does not believe to be indicative of on-going business trends, are excluded from these calculations.  The Company believes these adjustments provide a meaningful comparison of the Company’s results.  The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements included in this earnings release should not be considered as an alternative to net income or as any other measurement of performance derived in accordance with GAAP.  The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements are presented for informational purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the Company’s future condition or results of operations.
 
CARTER’S, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO ADJUSTED RESULTS
             
Twelve-month period ended

January 2, 2010

 

(dollars in millions, except earnings per share)
Operating Net Diluted
Income Income EPS
 
Income, as reported (GAAP) $ 195.6 $ 115.6 $ 1.97
 
Workforce reduction (a) 5.5 3.5 0.06
Distribution facility closure costs (b) 3.3 2.1 0.04
Net asset impairment (c) 1.2 0.8 0.01
Accelerated depreciation (d) 1.0 0.6 0.01
Investigation expenses (e) 5.7 3.6 0.06
Facility write-down (f)   0.7   0.4   --
 
Income, as adjusted (g) $ 213.0 $ 126.6 $ 2.15
 

(a)  Severance charges and other benefits associated with the reduction in the Company’s corporate workforce.
 

(b)  Costs associated with the closure of the Company’s Barnesville, Georgia distribution facility, including $1.7 million in severance and other benefits, $1.1 million in asset impairment charges, and $0.5 million in other closure costs.
 

(c)  Asset impairment charges of $1.8 million net of a $0.6 million gain associated with the closure and sale of the Company’s Oshkosh, Wisconsin facility.
 

(d)  Accelerated depreciation charges (included in selling, general, and administrative expenses) related to the closure of the Company’s Barnesville, Georgia distribution facility.
 

(e)  Professional service fees related to the investigation of customer accommodations.
 

(f)  Charges related to the write-down of the carrying value of the White House, Tennessee distribution facility.
 

(g)  In addition to the results provided in this earnings release in accordance with GAAP, the Company has provided adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements that present operating income, net income, and net income on a diluted share basis excluding the adjustments discussed above.  These adjustments, which the Company does not believe to be indicative of on-going business trends, are excluded from these calculations.  The Company believes these adjustments provide a meaningful comparison of the Company’s results.  The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements included in this earnings release should not be considered as an alternative to net income or as any other measurement of performance derived in accordance with GAAP.  The adjusted, non-GAAP financial measurements are presented for informational purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of the Company’s future condition or results of operations.

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