Chromcraft Revington, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CRC) today reported its results for the first quarter of 2011. The net loss was $1,804,000 for the current quarter as compared to a net loss of $980,000 for the first quarter of 2010. Sales for the first quarter of 2011 were $12,480,000 as compared to sales of $13,907,000 for the prior year period.

Residential furniture shipments in the first quarter of 2011 were lower as compared to the prior year period primarily due to weakness in consumer demand for residential furniture in our product categories and price segment, which we believe is consistent with industry trends; the continuing economic downturn which reflects the ongoing labor and housing market struggles and reduced access to consumer credit; and import competition. Commercial furniture sales were lower for the first quarter of 2011 as compared to the prior year period primarily due to lower shipments of conference tables and seating products.

Operating results in the first quarter of 2011 were negatively impacted by a lower number of units shipped as compared to the same period last year which resulted in higher unabsorbed fixed overhead costs and manufacturing inefficiencies, an unfavorable product sales mix, and higher material and freight costs on certain products due to cost increases and delays in receiving parts from overseas suppliers. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $223,000 lower in the first quarter of 2011 as compared to the prior year period primarily due to lower sales commissions.

Cash flow used in operating activities was $0.4 million for the first quarter of 2011 as compared to $4.5 million provided in the prior year period. The $4.5 million of cash provided in the 2010 period included the receipt of a tax refund of $6.6 million. Excluding this tax refund, we used $1.7 million less cash in the first quarter of 2011 as compared to the prior year period, primarily due to larger reductions in inventories and accounts receivable in the 2011 period. The Company had cash of $3.8 million at April 2, 2011, no bank borrowings during the first quarter of 2011, and no outstanding loan balance at April 2, 2011.

Commenting on these results, Ronald H. Butler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said “Our disappointing operating results for the current quarter reflect a continuation of the very challenging business environment and the lingering effects of the economic downturn as the labor and housing markets continue to struggle which has suppressed consumer demand for furniture in our categories and price segment. In these uncertain times, we have diligently focused on our cash flow and balance sheet management along with controlling operating costs to be in line with our revenue base.”

Chromcraft Revington™ businesses design residential and commercial furniture marketed throughout North America. The Company wholesales its residential furniture products under Chromcraft®, Cochrane®, Peters-Revington®, Southern Living®, and CR Kids & Beyond® primary brands. It sells commercial furniture under the Chromcraft® brand. The Company sources furniture from overseas suppliers, with domestic contract specialty facilities, and operates one U.S. manufacturing facility for its commercial furniture and motion based casual dining furniture in Mississippi.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and assumptions. These forward-looking statements can be generally identified as such because they include future tense or dates, or are not historical or current facts, or include words such as “believe,” “may,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” or words of similar import. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance or outcomes and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those reported, expected, or anticipated as of the date of this release.

Among such risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those reported, expected or anticipated are general economic conditions, including the impact of the current recession in the United States and elsewhere; import and domestic competition in the furniture industry; ability of the Company to execute its business strategies, implement its new business model and successfully complete its business transition; our ability to grow sales and reduce expenses to eliminate our operating losses; our ability to sell the right product mix; supply disruptions with products manufactured in China and other Asian countries; continued credit availability under the Company’s bank credit facility; market interest rates; consumer confidence levels; cyclical nature of the furniture industry; consumer and business spending; changes in relationships with customers; customer acceptance of existing and new products; new and existing home sales; financial viability of the Company’s customers and their ability to continue or increase product orders; loss of key management; and other factors that generally affect business; and certain risks as set forth in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect information, events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)
Chromcraft Revington, Inc.
(In thousands, except per share data)
   
Three Months Ended
April 2, April 3,
2011 2010
 
Sales $ 12,480 $ 13,907
 
Cost of sales   10,820     11,201  
 
Gross margin 1,660 2,706
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses   3,388     3,611  
 
Operating loss (1,728 ) (905 )
 
Interest expense   (76 )   (75 )
 
Net loss $ (1,804 ) $ (980 )
 
Basic and diluted loss per share of common stock $ (.38 ) $ (.21 )
 
Shares used in computing loss per share 4,737 4,667
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
Chromcraft Revington, Inc.
(In thousands)
   
April 2, December 31,
2011 2010
 
Assets
 
Cash $ 3,787 $ 4,179
Accounts receivable, less allowance of $250 in 2011 and $300 in 2010 5,942 7,552
Inventories 12,505 14,191
Prepaid expenses and other   814   711
Current assets 23,048 26,633
 
Property, plant and equipment, net 7,036 7,235
Other assets   618   579
 
Total assets $ 30,702 $ 34,447
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 
Accounts payable $ 2,265 $ 4,144
Accrued liabilities   3,261   3,346
Current liabilities 5,526 7,490
 
Deferred compensation 429 461
Other long-term liabilities   1,675   1,667
Total liabilities 7,630 9,618
 
Stockholders' equity   23,072   24,829
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 30,702 $ 34,447
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
Chromcraft Revington, Inc.
(In thousands)
           
Three Months Ended
April 2, April 3,
2011 2010
 
Operating Activities
Net loss $ (1,804 ) $ (980 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to
cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 212 224
Non-cash share based and ESOP compensation expense 47 42
Provision for doubtful accounts - 12
Non-cash inventory write-downs 55 152
Non-cash accretion expense 9 8
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 1,610 229
Refundable income taxes - 6,578
Inventories 1,631 34
Prepaid expenses and other (103 ) (221 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (1,964 ) (1,512 )
Long-term liabilities and assets   (72 )   (52 )
 
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities   (379 )   4,514  
 
Investing Activities
Capital expenditures   (13 )   (42 )
 
Cash used in investing activities   (13 )   (42 )
 
Change in cash (392 ) 4,472
 
Cash at beginning of the period   4,179     3,636  
 
Cash at end of the period $ 3,787   $ 8,108  

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