10-K 1 a2012dxyn10k.htm 10-K 2012 DXYN 10K



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
R ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 29, 2012
OR
o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _________ to ________.

Commission File Number 0-2585

The Dixie Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Tennessee
 
62-0183370
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation of organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
104 Nowlin Lane, Suite 101, Chattanooga, TN 37421
 
(423) 510-7000
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
 
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
 
Title of Class
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $3.00 par value
 
NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC
 
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
 
 
Title of class
 
 
None
 
 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. o Yes R No

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act. o Yes R No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  R Yes o No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulations S-T (Section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). R Yes o  No

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of the registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of the Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See definition of "large accelerated filer", "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  

Large accelerated filer o    Accelerated filer o    Non-accelerated filer o    Smaller reporting company R

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). o Yes R No

The aggregate market value of the Common Stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant on June 29, 2012 (the last business day of the registrant's most recently completed fiscal second quarter) was approximately $39,454,838.  The aggregate market value was computed by reference to the closing price of the Common Stock on such date.  In making this calculation, the registrant has assumed, without admitting for any purpose, that all executive officers, directors, and holders of more than 10% of a class of outstanding Common Stock, and no other persons, are affiliates.  No market exists for the shares of Class B Common Stock, which is neither registered under Section 12 of the Act nor subject to Section 15(d) of the Act.

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant's classes of Common Stock as of the latest practicable date.
Class
 
Outstanding as of March 1, 2013
Common Stock, $3.00 Par Value
 
12,187,617

shares
Class B Common Stock, $3.00 Par Value
 
939,128

shares
Class C Common Stock, $3.00 Par Value
 
0

shares

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Specified portions of the following document are incorporated by reference:
Proxy Statement of the registrant for annual meeting of shareholders to be held April 30, 2013 (Part III).






THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.

Index to Annual Report
on Form 10-K for
Year Ended December 29, 2012

PART I
Page
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 1B.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
 
PART II
 
Item 5.
Item 6.
Item 7.
Item 7A.
Item 8.
Item 9.
Item 9A.
Item 9B.
PART III
 
Item 10.
Item 11.
Item 12.
Item 13.
Item 14.
PART IV
 
Item 15.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 








FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This Report contains statements that may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include the use of terms or phrases such as "expects," "estimates," "projects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," and similar terms and phrases. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other matters, our future financial performance, business prospects, growth strategies or liquidity. The following important factors may affect our future results and could cause those results to differ materially from our historical results; these factors include, in addition to those "Risk Factors" detailed in Item 1A of this report, and described elsewhere in this document, the cost and availability of capital, raw material and transportation costs related to petroleum price levels, the cost and availability of energy supplies, the loss of a significant customer or group of customers, materially adverse changes in economic conditions generally in carpet, rug and floorcovering markets we serve and other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.







Part I.

Item 1.
BUSINESS
 
General
 
Our business consists principally of marketing, manufacturing and selling carpet and rugs to high-end residential and commercial customers through our various sales forces and brands. A small portion of our manufacturing capacity is used to provide carpet and yarn related services to other manufacturers.
 
From 1920 until 1993 we were exclusively in the textile business. We sold our textile assets and began acquiring floorcovering businesses in 1993. We focus exclusively on the upper-end of the soft floorcovering market where we believe we have strong brands and competitive advantages with our style and design capabilities and customer relationships.
 
Our business is concentrated in areas of the soft floorcovering markets where innovative styling, design, color, quality and service, as well as limited distribution, are welcomed and rewarded.  Residentially our Fabrica, Masland, and Dixie Home brands have a significant presence in the high-end residential soft floorcovering markets.  Commercially our Masland Contract and Avant, a new brand launched in 2013, participate in the upper end specified commercial marketplace. Dixie International sells all of our brands outside of the North American market. Our brands are well known, highly regarded and complementary; by being differentiated, we offer meaningful alternatives to the discriminating customer.
 
We operate in one line of business, Carpet Manufacturing.

Our Brands
 
Fabrica, markets and manufactures luxurious residential carpet and custom rugs, at selling prices that we believe are approximately five times the average for the residential soft floorcovering industry.  Its primary customers are interior decorators and designers, selected retailers and furniture stores, luxury home builders and manufacturers of luxury motor coaches and yachts.  Fabrica is among the leading premium brands in the domestic marketplace and is known for styling innovation and unique colors and patterns.  Fabrica is viewed by the trade as the premier quality brand for very high-end carpet and enjoys an established reputation as a styling trendsetter and a market leader in providing both custom and designer products to the very high-end residential sector.  
 
Masland Residential, founded in 1866, markets and manufactures design-driven specialty carpets and rugs for the high-end residential marketplace.  Its residential and commercial broadloom carpet products are marketed at selling prices that we believe are over three times the average for the residential soft floorcovering industry.  Its products are marketed through the interior design community, as well as to consumers through specialty floorcovering retailers.  Masland Residential has strong brand recognition within the upper-end residential market.  Masland Residential competes through innovative styling, color, product design, quality and service.
 
Dixie Home provides stylishly designed, differentiated products that offer affordable fashion to residential consumers. Dixie Home markets an array of tufted broadloom residential and commercial carpet to selected retailers and home centers under the Dixie Home and private label brands.  Its objective is to make the Dixie Home brand the choice for styling, service and quality in the more moderately priced sector of the high-end broadloom residential carpet market.  Its products are marketed at selling prices which we believe average two times the soft floorcovering industry's average selling price.  
  
Masland Contract began in 1993 and markets and manufactures broadloom and modular carpet tile for the specified commercial marketplace.  Its commercial products are marketed to the architectural and specified design community and directly to commercial end users, as well as to consumers through specialty floorcovering retailers. Masland Contract has strong brand recognition within the upper-end contract market, and competes through innovative styling, color, patterns, quality and service.  

Avant Contract, a new commercial business being launched in 2013, is designed to focus on the corporate office market through multi-line sales agents. These agents carry a broad array of products for the corporate interiors market and will exclusively offer Avant as their soft floorcovering offering. Its modular carpet tile and broadloom product offerings are designed for the interior designer in the upper-end of the contract market who appreciates sophisticated texture, color and patterns with excellent service.

Industry
 
The carpet and rug industry has two primary markets, residential and commercial, with the residential market making up the largest portion of the industry's sales.  A substantial portion of industry shipments is made in response to replacement demand. Residential products consist of broadloom carpets and rugs in a broad range of styles, colors and textures.  Commercial products consist primarily of broadloom carpet and modular carpet tile for a variety of institutional applications such as office





buildings, restaurant chains, schools and other commercial establishments.  The carpet industry also manufactures carpet for the automotive, recreational vehicle, small boat and other industries.
 
The Carpet and Rug Institute (the "CRI") is the national trade association representing carpet and rug manufacturers. Information compiled by the CRI suggests that the domestic carpet and rug industry is comprised of fewer than 100 manufacturers, with a significant majority of the industry's production concentrated in a limited number of manufacturers focused on the lower end of the price curve.  We believe that this industry focus provides us with opportunities to capitalize on our competitive strengths in selected markets where innovative styling, design, product differentiation, focused service and limited distribution add value.
 
Competition
 
The floorcovering industry is highly competitive.  We compete with other carpet and rug manufacturers and other types of floorcoverings.  We believe our products are among the leaders in styling and design in the high-end residential and high-end commercial carpet markets.  However, a number of manufacturers produce competitive products and some of these manufacturers have greater financial resources than we do.
 
We believe the principal competitive factors in our primary soft floorcovering markets are styling, color, product design, quality and service.  In the high-end residential and high-end commercial markets, carpet competes with various other types of floorcoverings.  Nevertheless, we believe we have competitive advantages in several areas.  We have an attractive portfolio of brands that we believe are well known, highly regarded by customers and complementary; by being differentiated, we offer meaningful alternatives to the discriminating customer.  We believe our investment in new yarn and tufting technologies, such as Stainmaster's® TruSoft™ yarn and the ColorTron hollow needle tufting technology, strengthens our ability to offer product differentiation to our customers. In addition, we have established longstanding relationships with key suppliers in our industry and customers in most of our markets.  Finally, our reputation for innovative design excellence and our experienced management team enhance our competitive position.  See "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of this report.
 
Backlog
 
Sales order backlog is not material to understanding our business, due to relatively short lead times for order fulfillment in the markets for the vast majority of our products.
 
Trademarks
 
Our floorcovering businesses own a variety of trademarks under which our products are marketed.  Among such trademarks, the names "Fabrica", "Masland", "Dixie Home" and “Masland Contract” are of greatest importance to our business.  We believe that we have taken adequate steps to protect our interest in all significant trademarks.
 
Customer and Product Concentration
 
One customer, Lowe's, a mass merchant, accounted for approximately 12% of our sales in 2011 and approximately 9% of our sales in 2012. No other customer was more than 10 percent of our sales during the periods presented.  During 2012, sales to our top ten customers accounted for 16% percent of our sales and our top 20 customers accounted for 20% percent of our sales.  We do not make a material amount of sales in foreign countries.  

We do not have any single class of products that accounts for more than 10 percent of our sales. However, sales of our floorcovering products may be classified by significant end-user markets into which we sell, and such information for the past three years is summarized as follows:
 
2012

 
2011

 
2010

Residential floorcovering products
75
%
 
71
%
 
70
%
Commercial floorcovering products
25
%
 
29
%
 
30
%

Seasonality
 
Our sales volumes historically have normally reached their highest levels in the second quarter (approximately 26% of our annual sales) and their lowest levels in the first quarter (approximately 23% of our annual sales), with the remaining sales being distributed relatively equally between the third and fourth quarters.  Working capital requirements have normally reached their highest levels in the second and third quarters of the year.

Environmental
 
Our operations are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the generation, storage, handling, emission, transportation and discharge of materials into the environment.  The costs of complying with environmental protection





laws and regulations have not had a material adverse impact on our financial condition or results of operations in the past and are not expected to have a material adverse impact in the future.  See "Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this report.
 
Raw Materials
 
Our primary raw material is yarn.  Nylon is the primary yarn we utilize and, to a lesser extent, polyester and wool yarn is used. Additionally, we utilize polypropylene carpet backing, latex, dyes and chemicals, and man-made topical applications in the construction of our products.  Our synthetic yarns are purchased primarily from domestic fiber suppliers and wool is purchased from a number of domestic and international sources.  Our other raw materials are purchased primarily from domestic suppliers. Where possible, we pass raw material price increases through to our customers; however, there can be no assurance that price increases can be passed through to customers and that increases in raw material prices will not have an adverse effect on our profitability.  See "Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this report.  We purchase a significant portion of our primary raw material (nylon yarn) from one supplier.  We believe there are other sources of nylon yarn; however, an unanticipated termination or interruption of our supply arrangements could adversely affect our supplies of raw materials and could have a material effect.  See "Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this report.
 
Utilities
 
We use electricity as our principal energy source, with oil or natural gas used in some facilities for finishing operations as well as heating.  We have not experienced any material problem in obtaining adequate supplies of electricity, natural gas or oil.  Energy shortages of extended duration could have an adverse effect on our operations, and price volatility could negatively impact future earnings.  See "Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this report.
 
Working Capital
 
We are required to maintain significant levels of inventory in order to provide the enhanced service levels demanded by the nature of our business and our customers, and to ensure timely delivery of our products.  Consistent and dependable sources of liquidity are required to maintain such inventory levels.  Failure to maintain appropriate levels of inventory could materially adversely affect our relationships with our customers and adversely affect our business.  See "Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this report.
 
Employment Level
 
We employ approximately 1,200 associates in our operations.
 
Available Information
 
Our internet address is www.thedixiegroup.com.  We make the following reports filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission available, free of charge, on our website under the heading "Investor Relations":
 
1.
annual reports on Form 10-K;
2.
quarterly reports on Form 10-Q;
3.
current reports on Form 8-K; and
4.
amendments to the foregoing reports.
 
The contents of our website are not a part of this report.
Item 1A.    RISK FACTORS

In addition to the other information provided in this Report, the following risk factors should be considered when evaluating the results of our operations, future prospects and an investment in shares of our Common Stock.  Any of these factors could cause our actual financial results to differ materially from our historical results, and could give rise to events that might have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
 
The floorcovering industry is cyclical and prolonged declines in residential or commercial construction activity or corporate remodeling and refurbishment could have a material adverse effect on our business. Factors that affect such declines may include:
 
consumer confidence;
housing demand;
financing availability;
national and local economic conditions;
interest rates;
employment levels;





changes in disposable income;
commercial rental vacancy rates; and
federal and state income tax policies.
 
Our product concentration in the higher-end of the residential and commercial markets could significantly affect the impact of these factors on our business.

We have significant levels of sales in certain channels of distribution.

A significant amount of our sales are generated through certain retail and mass merchant channels of distribution. A significant reduction of sales through these channels could adversely affect our results.

We have significant levels of indebtedness.
 
We have significant amounts of debt relative to our equity. If our cash flow or profitability are insufficient, the value of our assets securing our loans are insufficient or we are unable to access the debt or equity markets at competitive rates or in sufficient amounts, it could materially adversely affect our ability to generate sufficient funds to satisfy the terms of our senior loan agreements and other debt obligations.
 
We face intense competition in our industry, which could decrease demand for our products and could have a material adverse effect on our profitability.
 
The floorcovering industry is highly competitive.  We face competition from a number of domestic manufacturers and independent distributors of floorcovering products and, in certain product areas, foreign manufacturers.  There has been significant consolidation within the floorcovering industry that has caused a number of our existing and potential competitors to be significantly larger and have significantly greater resources and access to capital than we do. Maintaining our competitive position may require us to make substantial additional investments in our product development efforts, manufacturing facilities, distribution network and sales and marketing activities, which may be limited by our access to capital, as well as restrictions set forth in our credit facilities.  Competitive pressures may also result in decreased demand for our products and in the loss of market share.  In addition, we face, and will continue to face, pressure on sales prices of our products from competitors.  As a result of any of these factors, there could be a material adverse effect on our sales and profitability.
 
Raw material prices may increase.
 
The cost of raw materials has a significant impact on our profitability.  In particular, our business requires the purchase of large volumes of nylon and polyester yarn, as well as wool yarns, synthetic backing, latex, and dyes.  Increases in the cost of these raw materials could materially adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition if we are unable to pass these increases through to our customers.  We believe we are successful in passing along raw material and other cost increases as they may occur; however, there can be no assurance that we will successfully recover such increases in cost.
 
Unanticipated termination or interruption of our arrangements with third-party suppliers of nylon yarn could have a material adverse effect on us.
 
Nylon yarn is the principal raw material used in our floorcovering products.  A significant portion of such yarn is purchased from one supplier. We believe there are other sources of nylon yarns; however, an unanticipated termination or interruption of our supply arrangements could adversely affect our ability to supply our customers and could be material.
 
Environmental, safety and health regulatory governance.
 
Various federal, state and local environmental laws govern the use of our current and former facilities. These laws govern such matters as:
 
Discharges to air and water;
Handling and disposal of solid and hazardous substances and waste; and
Remediation of contamination from releases of hazardous substances in our facilities and off-site disposal locations.
 
Our operations also are governed by laws relating to workplace safety and worker health, which, among other things, establish noise standards and regulate the use of hazardous materials and chemicals in the workplace. We have taken, and will continue to take, steps to comply with these laws. If we fail to comply with present or future environmental or safety regulations, we could be subject to future liabilities. However, we cannot ensure that complying with these environmental or health and safety laws and requirements will not adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. Future laws, ordinances or regulations could give rise to additional compliance or remediation costs that could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.







Acts of Terrorism.
 
Our business could be materially adversely affected as a result of international conflicts or acts of terrorism.  Terrorist acts or acts of war may cause damage or disruption to our facilities, employees, customers, suppliers, and distributors, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations or financial condition.  Such conflicts also may cause damage or disruption to transportation and communication systems and to our ability to manage logistics in such an environment, including receipt of supplies and distribution of products.
 
Unanticipated Business Interruptions.
 
Our business could be adversely affected if a significant portion of our plant, equipment or operations were damaged or interrupted by a casualty, condemnation, utility service, work stoppage or other event beyond our control.  Such an event could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
Item 1B.
UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

None.

Item 2.
PROPERTIES

The following table lists our facilities according to location, type of operation and approximate total floor space as of March 1, 2013:
Location
 
Type of Operation
 
Approximate Square Feet
Administrative:
 
 
 
 
Dalton, GA*
 
Administrative
 
16,000

Saraland, AL
 
Administrative
 
29,000

Santa Ana, CA
 
Administrative
 
4,000

Chattanooga, TN*
 
Administrative
 
3,500

Calhoun, GA
 
Administrative
 
10,600

 
 
Total Administrative
 
63,100

 
 
 
 
 
Manufacturing and Distribution:
 
 
Atmore, AL
 
Carpet Manufacturing, Distribution
 
610,000

Saraland, AL
 
Carpet Tile Manufacturing, Distribution
 
384,000

Saraland, AL*
 
Samples and Rug Manufacturing, Distribution
 
132,000

Roanoke, AL
 
Carpet Yarn Processing
 
204,000

Santa Ana, CA
 
Carpet and Rug Manufacturing, Distribution
 
200,000

Calhoun, GA
 
Carpet Dyeing & Processing
 
193,300

Chatsworth, GA *
 
Samples and Distribution
 
79,600

Eton, GA
 
Carpet Manufacturing, Distribution
 
408,000

 
 
Total Manufacturing and Distribution
 
2,210,900

 
 
 
 
 
* Leased properties
 
TOTAL
 
2,274,000


In addition to the facilities listed above, we lease a small amount of office space in various locations.

In our opinion, our manufacturing facilities are well maintained and our machinery is efficient and competitive.  Operations of our facilities generally vary between 120 and 168 hours per week.  Substantially all of our owned properties are subject to mortgages, which secure the outstanding borrowings under our senior credit facilities.

Item 3.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

There are no material pending legal proceedings to which we or our subsidiaries are a party or of which any of our property is the subject.

Item 4.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

Not applicable.





Pursuant to instruction G of Form 10-K the following is included as an unnumbered item to PART I.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT

The names, ages, positions and offices held by the executive officers of the registrant as of March 1, 2013, are listed below along with their business experience during the past five years.
Name, Age and Position
 
Business Experience During Past Five Years
 
 
 
Daniel K. Frierson, 71
Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer, Director
             
Director since 1973, Chairman of the Board since 1987 and Chief Executive Officer since 1980. He serves on the Company's Executive Committee and is Chairman of the Company's Retirement Plans Committee.  He also serves as Director of Astec Industries, Inc. headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Louisiana-Pacific Corporation headquartered in Nashville, TN.
 
 
 
D. Kennedy Frierson, Jr., 46
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since August 2009. Vice President and President Masland Residential from February 2006 to July 2009. President Masland Residential from December 2005 to January 2006. Executive Vice President and General Manager, Dixie Home, 2003 to 2005.  Business Unit Manager, Bretlin, 2002 to 2003.
 
 
 
Jon A. Faulkner, 52
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2009.  Vice President of Planning and Development from February 2002 to September 2009. Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Steward, Inc. from 1997 to 2002.
 
 
 
Paul B. Comiskey, 61
Vice President and President, Dixie Residential
 
Vice President and President of Dixie Residential since August 2009.  Vice President and President, Dixie Home from February 2007 to July 2009.  President, Dixie Home from December 2006 to January 2007.  Senior Vice President of Residential Sales, Mohawk Industries, Inc. from 1998 to 2006.  Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for World Carpets from 1996 to 1998.
 
 
 
V. Lee Martin, 61
Vice President and President, Masland Contract
 
President, Masland Contract since August 2012 and Vice President since February 2013. President, Step 2 Surfaces, LLC from 2011 to August 2012. Corporate Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for J & J Industries from 1994 to 2011.
 
 
 
W. Derek Davis, 62
Vice President, Human Resources
 
Vice President of Human Resources since January 1991. Corporate Employee Relations Director, 1990 to 1991.
 
 
 
D. Eugene Lasater, 62
Controller
 
Controller since 1988.
 
 
 
Starr T. Klein, 70
Secretary
 
Secretary since November 1992. Assistant Secretary, 1987 to 1992.

The executive officers of the registrant are generally elected annually by the Board of Directors at its first meeting held after each annual meeting of our shareholders.







Part II.

Item 5.
MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

Our Common Stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol DXYN.  No market exists for our Class B Common Stock.

As of March 1, 2013, the total number of holders of our Common Stock was approximately 1,800 including an estimated 1,255 shareholders who hold our Common Stock in nominee names, but excluding approximately 715 participants in our 401(k) plan who may direct the voting of the shares allocated to their accounts.  The total number of holders of our Class B Common Stock was 13.

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities

None.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

The following table provides information regarding our repurchases of shares of our Common Stock during the three months ended December 29, 2012:

Fiscal Month Ending
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased
 
Average Price Paid Per Share
 
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs (1)
 
Maximum Number (or approximate dollar value) of Shares That May Yet Be Purchased Under Plans or Programs
November 3, 2012
 

 
$

 

 
 
December 1, 2012
 

 

 

 
 
December 29, 2012
 

 

 

 
 
Three Fiscal Months Ended December 29, 2012
 

 
$

 

 
$
4,475,722


(1)
On August 8, 2007, we announced a program to repurchase up to $10 million of our Common Stock.


Quarterly Financial Data, Dividends and Price Range of Common Stock

Following are quarterly financial data, dividends and price range of Common Stock for the four quarterly periods in the years ended December 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011.  Due to rounding, the totals of the quarterly information for each of the years reflected below may not necessarily equal the annual totals.  The discussion of restrictions on payment of dividends is included in Note 9 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included herein.










THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA, DIVIDENDS AND PRICE RANGE OF COMMON STOCK
(unaudited) (dollars in thousands, except per share data)
2012
 
1ST
 
2ND
 
3RD
 
4TH
Net sales
 
$
62,851

 
$
66,566

 
$
65,822

 
$
71,134

Gross profit
 
15,703

 
15,719

 
16,557

 
17,395

Operating income (loss)
 
620

 
(40
)
 
820

 
415

Income (loss) from continuing operations
 
(104
)
 
(404
)
 
269

 
(413
)
Loss from discontinued operations
 
(77
)
 
(29
)
 
(167
)
 
(2
)
Net income (loss)
 
(181
)
 
(433
)
 
102

 
(415
)
Basic earnings (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
(0.01
)
 
(0.03
)
 
0.02

 
(0.03
)
Discontinued operations
 

 

 
(0.01
)
 

Net income (loss)
 
(0.01
)
 
(0.03
)
 
0.01

 
(0.03
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
(0.01
)
 
(0.03
)
 
0.02

 
(0.03
)
Discontinued operations
 

 

 
(0.01
)
 

Net income (loss)
 
(0.01
)
 
(0.03
)
 
0.01

 
(0.03
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock Prices:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
 
4.79

 
4.25

 
3.90

 
4.38

Low
 
2.83

 
3.20

 
3.02

 
2.95

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2011
 
1ST (1)
 
2ND (2)
 
3RD
 
4TH
Net sales
 
$
65,954

 
$
69,200

 
$
69,607

 
$
65,349

Gross profit
 
16,570

 
16,723

 
15,773

 
16,439

Operating income (loss)
 
1,668

 
2,300

 
1,178

 
520

Income (loss) from continuing operations
 
644

 
808

 
22

 
(203
)
Loss from discontinued operations
 
(21
)
 
(42
)
 
(65
)
 
(158
)
Net income (loss)
 
623

 
766

 
(43
)
 
(361
)
Basic earnings (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
0.05

 
0.06

 

 
(0.02
)
Discontinued operations
 

 

 

 
(0.01
)
Net income (loss)
 
0.05

 
0.06

 

 
(0.03
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
 
0.05

 
0.06

 

 
(0.02
)
Discontinued operations
 

 

 

 
(0.01
)
Net income (loss)
 
0.05

 
0.06

 

 
(0.03
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock Prices:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
 
5.00

 
4.80

 
4.47

 
3.51

Low
 
3.20

 
4.14

 
3.01

 
2.76


(1)
Q1 of 2011 contains 14 weeks, all other quarters presented in 2012 and 2011 contain 13 weeks.
(2)
Includes facility consolidation and severance credits of $563, or $356 net of tax, in Q2.







Item 6.
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA
The Dixie Group, Inc.
Historical Summary
(dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FISCAL YEARS
 
2012
 
2011 (1)
 
2010 (2)
 
2009 (3)
 
2008 (4)
OPERATIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
266,372

 
$
270,110

 
$
231,322

 
$
203,480

 
$
282,710

Gross profit
 
65,372

 
65,506

 
56,651

 
52,106

 
78,088

Operating income (loss)
 
1,815

 
5,668

 
(2,570
)
 
(45,389
)
 
(28,460
)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes
 
(1,054
)
 
1,956

 
(6,977
)
 
(50,729
)
 
(34,099
)
Income tax provision (benefit)
 
(401
)
 
684

 
(2,604
)
 
(8,870
)
 
(2,931
)
Income (loss) from continuing operations
 
(653
)
 
1,272

 
(4,373
)
 
(41,859
)
 
(31,168
)
Depreciation and amortization
 
9,396

 
9,649

 
11,575

 
13,504

 
13,752

Dividends
 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures
 
3,386

 
6,740

 
1,771

 
2,436

 
9,469

Assets purchased under capital leases
 
666

 
14

 
127

 

 
575

FINANCIAL POSITION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total assets
 
$
201,770

 
$
182,943

 
$
180,929

 
$
181,944

 
$
255,525

Working capital
 
76,958

 
66,417

 
56,496

 
52,616

 
77,484

Long-term debt
 
80,166

 
65,357

 
58,070

 
59,349

 
85,017

Stockholders' equity
 
64,046

 
64,385

 
62,430

 
66,349

 
106,573

PER SHARE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (loss) from continuing operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
(0.05
)
 
$
0.10

 
$
(0.35
)
 
$
(3.39
)
 
$
(2.50
)
Diluted
 
(0.05
)
 
0.10

 
(0.35
)
 
(3.39
)
 
(2.50
)
Dividends:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
 

 

 

 

 

Class B Common Stock
 

 

 

 

 

Book value
 
4.88

 
4.99

 
4.86

 
5.20

 
8.45

GENERAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
12,637,657

 
12,585,396

 
12,524,358

 
12,330,648

 
12,448,704

Diluted
 
12,637,657

 
12,623,054

 
12,524,358

 
12,330,648

 
12,448,704

Number of shareholders (5)
 
1,800

 
1,750

 
1,750

 
1,860

 
2,850

Number of associates
 
1,200

 
1,171

 
1,150

 
1,050

 
1,250


(1)
Includes income of $563, or $356 net of tax, for facility consolidation and severance in 2011.
(2)
Includes expenses of $1,556, or $1,008 net of tax, for facility consolidation and severance costs in 2010.
(3)
Includes expenses of $36,956, or $32,055 net of tax, for the impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets and facility consolidation and severance costs in 2009.
(4)
Includes expenses of $29,916, or $27,685 net of tax, for the impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets and facility consolidation and severance costs in 2008.
(5)
The approximate number of record holders of our Common Stock for 2008 through 2012 includes Management's estimate of shareholders who held our Common Stock in nominee names as follows:  2008 - 2,350 shareholders; 2009 - 1,300 shareholders; 2010 - 1,250 shareholders; 2011 - 1,250 shareholders; 2012 - 1,255 shareholders.







Item 7.
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes appearing elsewhere in this report.
 
OVERVIEW

Publicly reported information has reflected improvement in the United States housing sector and commercial construction in 2012. We believe our business, driven more by resale and remodeling of existing homes and commercial facilities, will be positively affected by this overall market improvement in the second half of 2013. 2012 was a year in which we experienced strong results early in the year, followed by a weak summer and finally the market returning to a stronger showing in the last quarter. While our business was more deeply affected by the economic crisis as it reached the higher end markets where our business is concentrated, we believe our position in the upper end of the markets has permitted us to benefit from improved conditions and will allow us to take advantage of further anticipated growth in the upper end markets.

Our residential sales growth rate for 2012 was slightly above that of the industry. Our 2011 sales included a one-time special in our mass merchant sector that had the effect of generating sales volume in 2011; albeit at lower margins. Our commercial business significantly underperformed the industry during 2012 and reflected a decline in our year-over year commercial sales compared with 2011, a period in which we had significant volume in lower margin sales to major national retailers and had sales growth that far exceeded the industry thereby negatively affecting our year-over year comparisons in 2012 as well as versus the industry.

During 2012, we embarked upon several strategic and tactical initiatives that we believe will permit us to strengthen our future and allow us to return to sustained growth and profitability; although certain of these actions negatively impacted our 2012 results. These items, further discussed below, include investment in the development of certain new products, the acquisition of a continuous dyeing facility in North Georgia, the acquisition of certain rug manufacturing equipment and related business, realignment of certain of our broadloom tufting technologies from Atmore, Alabama into our North Georgia Eton facility, an opportunistic purchase of certain products from an industry competitor to incorporate into our product line and changes in both manufacturing and commercial business management.

We have taken advantage of several opportunities to invest in products we believe will further differentiate us from the competition. We have access to two new yarn systems that have been limited in distribution and, we believe, will provide exceptional softness and colorfastness qualities. In addition, we have developed a new permaset process for wool which we believe will allow our designer customers the broadest possible choice of colorations. As a result, during 2012 we invested at an increased rate in sampling initiatives related to these product offerings as compared to the same periods in the prior year.

During 2012, we relocated certain of our tufting technologies from our manufacturing facility in Atmore, Alabama to our facility in Eton, Georgia to achieve a more favorable cost structure for the products and markets served from those technologies. The tufting realignment was completed during 2012. This realignment resulted in incremental operating costs of approximately $926 thousand during 2012.

On November 2, 2012, we acquired a continuous carpet dyeing facility in Calhoun, Georgia. The acquisition of this dyeing operation will allow us to transition certain of our products from our beck dyeing operation in Atmore, Alabama and from other third party commission continuous dyeing operations located in North Georgia. We believe this will allow us to achieve significant cost reductions in the dyeing process and support future growth. The purchase price of this acquisition consisted of a $5.5 million, seller financed note, a cash payment of $239 thousand and $823 thousand representing the fair value of a five year, below market agreement to process certain of the seller's products on a commission basis during this period as we ramp up the dyeing of our products. In conjunction with the acquisition of these assets, we are in the process of assessing all of our dyeing and ancillary assets throughout our Company. As the process evolves, some of these assets may be utilized elsewhere in our facilities and some may be taken out of service and could therefore result in non-cash asset impairment charges or incremental costs associated with potential asset redeployments within our facilities.

On November 28, 2012, we acquired certain specialized wool rug tufting equipment and the associated business for total consideration valued at $2.6 million, consisting of $958 thousand of cash paid currently, $471 thousand representing the fair value of cash to be paid in equal installments over a three- year period and $1.1 million representing the fair value of contingent consideration over a three- year period. We were the major consumer of products produced by the seller on the equipment. This acquisition will also allow us to pursue business in another market the seller was developing. The acquisition is expected to significantly reduce our cost by producing the goods in-house and should allow us to further access and develop other markets and support what we believe to be good growth potential in markets we currently serve.

Additionally, during 2012, we made a change in our manufacturing management in connection with the realignment of the tufting equipment relocations and brought in new leadership for our commercial business in an effort to strengthen our performance in our commercial sector. These actions resulted in incremental costs of approximately $600 thousand in 2012.






We remain optimistic about conditions that affect the higher-end residential markets we serve and continue to address initiatives in our commercial offerings related to our products, manufacturing processes and distribution alternatives.
 
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
Our discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations is based on our Consolidated Financial Statements that were prepared in accordance with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles.
 
Each of our 2012 quarterly fiscal periods contained 13 operating weeks. Our first quarter of 2011 contained 14 operating weeks while our second through fourth quarters of 2011 contained 13 operating weeks; therefore, 2012 contained 52 operating weeks compared with 53 operating weeks in 2011. Discussions below related to percentage changes in net sales for the annual periods have been adjusted to reflect the comparable number of weeks and are qualified with the term “net sales as adjusted”. We believe "net sales as adjusted" will assist our financial statement users in understanding the rate of growth in our business in the comparative periods. (See reconciliation of net sales to net sales as adjusted in the table below.)
 
Reconciliation of Net Sales to Net Sales as Adjusted
 
Fiscal Year Ended
 
December 29, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
Percent Increase (Decrease)
Net sales as reported
$
266,372

 
$
270,110

 
(1.4
)%
Adjustment to net sales:
 
 
 
 
 
Impact of shipping weeks

 
(4,711
)
 
 
Net sales as adjusted
$
266,372

 
$
265,399

 
0.4
 %
 
The following table sets forth certain elements of our continuing operations as a percentage of net sales for the periods indicated:
 
Fiscal Year Ended
 
December 29, 2012
 
December 31, 2011
 
December 25, 2010
Net sales
100.0
%
 
100.0
 %
 
100.0
 %
Cost of sales
75.5
%
 
75.7
 %
 
75.5
 %
Gross profit
24.5
%
 
24.3
 %
 
24.5
 %
Selling and administrative expenses
23.8
%
 
22.5
 %
 
24.8
 %
Other operating (income) expense, net
%
 
(0.1
)%
 
0.1
 %
Facility consolidation and severance expense, net
%
 
(0.2
)%
 
0.7
 %
Impairment of assets
%
 
 %
 
 %
Impairment of goodwill
%
 
 %
 
 %
Operating income (loss)
0.7
%
 
2.1
 %
 
(1.1
)%

Fiscal Year Ended December 29, 2012 Compared with Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2011
 
Net Sales. Net sales for the year ended December 29, 2012 were $266.4 million compared with $270.1 million in the year-earlier period, a decrease of 1.4% for the year-over- year comparison. Net sales in 2012 reflected an increase of 0.4% compared with 2011 on a "net sales as adjusted" basis. The carpet industry reported a percentage increase in the low single digits in net sales in 2012. Our 2012 year-over-year carpet sales comparison reflected a decrease of 1.8% in net sales, or 0.1% on a "net sales as adjusted" basis. Sales of residential carpet are up 2.5%, or 4.3% on a "net sales as adjusted" basis and sales of commercial carpet declined 12.7%, or 11.1% on a "net sales as adjusted" basis. Revenue from carpet yarn processing and carpet dyeing and finishing services increased $1.1 million in 2012 compared with 2011.

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales, as a percentage of net sales, was basically unchanged; a decrease of 0.2 percentage points in 2012 compared with 2011. Cost of sales included incremental costs of approximately $926 thousand in 2012 related to the tufting equipment relocations. Other manufacturing efficiencies and cost improvements more than offset these relocation costs.

Gross Profit. Gross profit was basically unchanged in both total dollars and as a percentage of net sales in 2012 compared with 2011. Gross profit on lower sales in 2012 included incremental costs of approximately $926 thousand in 2012 related to the tufting equipment relocations. However; we experienced more favorable product mix in our residential products in 2012 compared with 2011.






Selling and Administrative Expenses. Selling and administrative expenses reflected an increase of $2.8 million, or 1.3 percentage points as a percentage of sales in 2012 compared with 2011. The increase is primarily a result of an increase of $1.7 million related to investment in the development and sampling of new product initiatives, $409 thousand for incremental costs related to the two acquisitions and $600 thousand of costs related to management changes.

Other Operating (Income) Expense, Net. Net other operating expense was $68 thousand in 2012 compared with net other operating income of $266 thousand in 2011. The change was due to a settlement gain of $492 thousand recognized in 2011 related to a company-owned insurance policy, net of a decrease in certain retirement related expenses of $170 thousand in 2012 compared with 2011.

Facility Consolidation and Severance (Benefit) Expense, Net. Facility consolidation and severance expenses reflected a cost reduction of $563 thousand in 2011. The gain in 2011 was a result of the favorable settlement of a lease obligation in 2011 compared with the amount previously reserved under our restructuring plan.

Operating Income (Loss). Operating income was $1.8 million in 2012 compared with operating income of $5.7 million in 2011. The decrease in 2012 was primarily a result of the higher selling and administrative expenses and gains in 2011 related to the facilities consolidation and company-owned life insurance of $563 thousand and $492 thousand, respectively.

Interest Expense. Interest expense decreased $324 thousand in 2012 principally due to lower interest rates in 2012 compared with 2011.

Other (Income) Expense, Net. Other income was $277 thousand in 2012 compared with income of $75 thousand in 2011, an improvement of $202 thousand. The change was primarily the result of a gain recognized on the sale of a non-operating asset in 2012.

Refinancing Expenses. Expenses of $317 thousand were recorded in the third quarter of 2011 related to refinancing our senior credit and term loan facility and included the costs associated with the extinguishment or modification of existing debt and the addition of new debt arrangements.
 
Income Tax Provision (Benefit). Our effective income tax benefit rate was 38.0% in 2012, compared with an effective income tax provision rate of 35.0% in 2011. The effective tax rate varied from statutory rates in 2012 primarily as a result of adjustments to estimates used in the 2011 estimated tax calculations versus amounts used in the subsequent tax return filing for the 2011 period; net of the effects of permanent differences on the lower level of pre-tax earnings in the 2012 tax calculations.

Net Income (Loss). Continuing operations reflected a loss of $653 thousand, or $0.05 per diluted share in 2012, compared with income from continuing operations of $1.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share in 2011. Our discontinued operations reflected a loss of $274 thousand, or $0.02 per diluted share in 2012, compared with a loss of $286 thousand, or $0.02 per diluted share in 2011. Including discontinued operations, our net loss was $927 thousand, or $0.07 per diluted share, in 2012 compared with net income of $986 thousand, or $0.08 per diluted share, in 2011.

Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2011 Compared with Fiscal Year Ended December 25, 2010
 
Net Sales. Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2011 were $270.1 million compared with $231.3 million in the year-earlier period, an increase of 16.8%, or 14.7% on a "net sales as adjusted" basis. The carpet industry reported a percentage increase in the low single digits in net sales in 2011. Our 2011 year-over-year carpet sales comparison reflected a 16.9% increase in net sales, or 14.9% on a "net sales as adjusted" basis. Sales of residential carpet are up 18.4%, or 16.5% on a "net sales as adjusted" basis and sales of commercial carpet are up 13.2%, or 11.2% on a "net sales as adjusted" basis. Revenue from carpet yarn processing and carpet dyeing and finishing services increased $768 thousand in 2011, compared with 2010.

Cost of Sales. Cost of sales, as a percentage of net sales, was basically unchanged; an increase of 0.2 percentage points in 2011 compared with 2010. This was principally attributable to an increase in several lower margin, higher volume sales initiatives in both our residential and commercial markets that resulted in improved fixed cost absorption and other manufacturing efficiencies.

Gross Profit. Gross profit increased $8.9 million in 2011 compared with 2010 due primarily to the incremental contribution from the higher sales volume.

Selling and Administrative Expenses. Selling and administrative expenses reflected a reduction of 2.3 percentage points as a percentage of sales in 2011 compared with 2010. The incremental improvement in the percentage comparison in these expenses was primarily a result of the cost reduction initiatives, organizational realignment, lower variable selling expenses associated with certain sales and greater absorption of the fixed component of these expenses as a result of the increased sales volume.






Other Operating (Income) Expense, Net. Net other operating was income of $266 thousand in 2011 compared with net other operating expense of $303 thousand in 2010. The change was due primarily to a settlement gain of $492 recognized in 2011 related to a company-owned insurance policy.

Facility Consolidation and Severance (Benefit) Expense, Impairment of Assets and Goodwill. Facility consolidation and severance expenses reflected a cost reduction of $563 thousand in 2011 compared with expense of $1.6 million in 2010. The gain in 2011 was a result of the favorable settlement of a lease obligation in 2011 compared with the amount previously reserved under our restructuring plan.

Operating Income (Loss). Operating income was $5.7 million in 2011 compared with an operating loss of $2.6 million in 2010, an improvement of $8.2 million. Excluding the facility consolidation and severance effects in 2011 and 2010, operating income improved $6.1 million in 2011 compared with 2010.

Interest Expense. Interest expense decreased $654 thousand in 2011 principally due to lower interest rates in 2011 compared with 2010.

Other (Income) Expense, Net. Other income was $75 thousand in 2011 compared with other expense of $283 in 2011, an improvement of $358 thousand. The change was primarily the result of a loss recognized on the termination of an interest rate swap agreement in 2010.

Refinancing Expenses. Expenses of $317 thousand were recorded in the third quarter of 2011 related to refinancing our senior credit and term loan facility and included the costs associated with the extinguishment or modification of existing debt and the addition of new debt arrangements.
 
Income Tax Provision (Benefit). Our effective income tax provision rate was 35.0% in 2011, compared with an effective income tax benefit rate of 37.3% in 2010. Effective tax rates did not vary from statutory rates significantly in either period.

Net Income (Loss). Continuing operations reflected income of $1.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share in 2011, compared with a loss from continuing operations of $4.4 million, or $0.35 per diluted share in 2010. Our discontinued operations reflected a loss of $286 thousand, or $0.02 per diluted share in 2011, compared with a loss of $281 thousand, or $0.02 per diluted share in 2010. Including discontinued operations, net income was $986 thousand, or $0.08 per diluted share, in 2011, compared with a net loss of $4.7 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in 2010.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

We believe our operating cash flows, credit availability under our senior loan and security agreement and other sources of financing are adequate to finance our normal foreseeable liquidity requirements. We will continue to aggressively manage all elements of our business affecting cash including working capital and capital expenditures. However, deterioration in our markets or significant additional cash expenditures above our normal liquidity requirements could require supplemental financing or other funding sources. There can be no assurance that such supplemental financing or other sources of funding can be obtained or will be obtained on terms favorable to us.
 
Cash Sources and Uses. During the year ended December 29, 2012, cash provided from financing activities was $9.3 million and was supplemented by $187 thousand of proceeds related to fixed asset sales resulting in cash inflows of $9.5 million. $4.7 million was used to fund our operating activities, $3.4 million to invest in property, plant and equipment and $1.2 million for the cash component of two acquisitions. Working capital increased $10.5 million in 2012, primarily as a result of an increase in inventories of $8.3 million to support higher levels of business activity and an opportunistic purchase of certain inventories from a carpet industry competitor to incorporate the products into our product line going forward. Additionally, our receivables increased $3.3 million primarily associated with a higher level of sales while other current assets increased $2.5 million primarily related to funds that were placed in escrow in advance of a pending machinery lease transaction in progress. Accrued expenses increased in 2012 primarily as a result in the timing of payroll disbursements in the comparative periods and the current portion of debt reflected an increase of $1.3 million as of the 2012 balance sheet date compared with the 2011 comparative period.

During the year ended December 31, 2011, cash generated from operating activities was $5.1 million and was supplemented by an increase in the senior indebtedness of $12.6 million and $366 thousand from an increase in outstanding checks in excess of cash utilized. These funds were used to finance our operations, fund the early redemption of $9.7 million of convertible subordinated debentures, purchase $6.7 million of property, plant and equipment, fund $1.4 million of debt issuance costs and acquire treasury stock for $131 thousand. Working capital increased $9.9 million in 2011 principally as a result of an increase of $5.6 million in inventories to support higher levels of business activity and $4.4 million to reduce the current portion of long-term debt. Trade receivables decreased $1.5 million in 2011 primarily as a result of customer mix.

During the year ended December 25, 2010, cash generated from operating activities was $3.9 million. These funds were supplemented by $784 thousand from an increase in outstanding checks in excess of cash utilized. These funds were used to support our operations, purchase $1.8 million of property, plant and equipment and retire $2.6 million of debt and capital leases. Working capital increased $3.9 million in 2010 principally due to higher current deferred tax assets and a reduction in the current





portion of long-term debt. The level of inventories increased $3.1 million to support higher business activity. Trade receivables increased $8.8 million commensurate with increased sales activity while taxes receivable decreased $6.8 million. Accounts payable and accrued expenses increased $5.3 million principally associated with the increase in inventories and certain accrued expenses associated with the increase in sales.

Capital expenditures, excluding assets acquired under business acquisitions, were $4.1 million in 2012; $3.4 million through funded debt and $666 thousand of equipment acquired under a capitalized lease, $6.7 million in 2011 and $1.8 million in 2010. Depreciation and amortization were $9.4 million in 2012, $9.6 million in 2011 and $11.6 million in 2010. A significant portion of capital expenditures in 2012 and 2011 were directed toward new and more efficient manufacturing capabilities and, to a lesser extent, computer software enhancements. Capital expenditures in 2010 primarily related to facilities and existing equipment. We expect capital expenditures to be approximately $8.0 million in 2013, while depreciation and amortization are expected to be approximately $10.0 million. Planned capital expenditures in 2013 are directed toward both new manufacturing equipment and certain of our continuous dyeing equipment.

Revolving Credit Facility. On September 14, 2011, we entered into a five-year, secured revolving credit facility (the "senior credit facility"). The senior credit facility provides for a maximum of $90.0 million of revolving credit, subject to borrowing base availability, including limited amounts of credit in the form of letters of credit and swingline loans. The borrowing base is equal to specified percentages of our eligible accounts receivable, inventories and fixed assets less reserves established, from time to time, by the administrative agent under the senior credit facility.

At our election, revolving loans under the senior credit facility bear interest at annual rates equal to either (a) LIBOR for 1, 2 or 3 month periods, as we may select, plus an applicable margin of either 2.00% or 2.25%, or (b) the higher of the prime rate, the Federal Funds rate plus 0.5%, or a daily LIBOR rate, plus an applicable margin of either 1.00% or 1.50%. The applicable margin is determined based on availability under the senior credit facility with margins increasing as availability decreases. The weighted-average interest rate on borrowings outstanding under this agreement was 3.59% at December 29, 2012 and 3.76% at December 31, 2011. We also pay an unused line fee on the average amount by which the aggregate commitments exceed utilization of the senior credit facility equal to 0.375% per annum.

The senior credit facility includes certain affirmative and negative covenants that impose restrictions on our financial and business operations, including limitations on debt, liens, investments, fundamental changes in our business, asset dispositions, dividends and other similar restricted payments, transactions with affiliates, payments and modifications of certain existing debt, future negative pledges, and changes in the nature of our business. We are also required to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio of 1.1 to 1.0 during any period that borrowing availability is less than $10.0 million.

We can use the proceeds of the senior credit facility for general corporate purposes, including financing acquisitions and refinancing other indebtedness. As of December 29, 2012, the unused borrowing availability under the senior credit facility was $20.5 million.

Mortgage Note Payable. On September 13, 2011, we entered into a five-year $11.1 million mortgage loan. The mortgage loan is secured by the Company's Susan Street facility and liens secondary to the senior credit facility. The mortgage loan is scheduled to mature on September 13, 2016. The mortgage loan bears interest at a variable rate equal to one month LIBOR plus 3.00% and is payable in equal monthly installments of principal of $61 thousand, plus interest calculated on the declining balance of the mortgage loan, with a final payment of $7.4 million due on maturity.

Debt Amendments. On November 2, 2012, we amended our senior credit facility and mortgage note payable to modify certain definitions to effectively exclude up to $2.0 million of costs in the fixed cost coverage ratio calculation as a result of our acquisition of a continuous carpet dyeing facility. Additionally, we subordinated the interests of our lender under our senior credit facility to the interests of the seller of the continuous dyeing assets to facilitate the seller financing of the transaction.

Obligation to Development Authority of Gordon County. On November 2, 2012, we signed a 6% seller-financed note of $5.5 million with Lineage PCR, Inc. (Lineage) related to the acquisition of the continuous carpet dyeing facility in Calhoun, Georgia. Effective December 28, 2012 through a series of agreements between us, the Development Authority of Gordon County, Georgia (the Authority) and Lineage, obligations with identical payment terms as the original note to Lineage are now payment obligations to the Authority. These transactions were consummated in order to provide us with a tax abatement to the related real estate and equipment at this facility. The tax abatement plan provides for abatement for certain components of the real and personal property taxes for up to ten years. At any time, we have the option to pay off the obligation, plus a nominal amount. The debt to the Authority bears interest at 6% and is payable in equal monthly installments of principal and interest of $106 thousand over 57 months.

Deferred Financing Costs and Refinancing Expenses. In connection with the amendment in 2012, we incurred an additional $28 thousand in financing costs that is being amortized over the remaining term of the senior credit facility and the mortgage loan. We incurred $187 thousand in financing costs related to the issuance of the bonds that is being amortized over the term of the bonds. As a result of the refinancing in 2011, we paid $1.4 million in financing costs that is being amortized over the term of the senior credit facility and the mortgage loan. Additionally in 2011, we recognized $317 thousand of refinancing expenses of





which $92 thousand related to the write-off of previously deferred financing costs and $225 thousand related to fees paid to 3rd parties in connection with the new senior credit facility and mortgage loan.

Convertible Subordinated Debentures. On October 5, 2011, we optionally redeemed all of the outstanding 7.00% convertible subordinated debentures pursuant to the provisions of the Indenture dated May 15, 1987. The debentures were originally set to mature on May 15, 2012. The redemption price of $9.9 million represented 100% of the principal amount of the debentures plus accrued and unpaid interest. The principal balance at October 5, 2011 was $9.7 million. The debentures were convertible by their holders into shares of our Common Stock at effective conversion price of $32.20 per share. No holders exercised their right to convert their debentures into shares of our Common Stock.

Equipment Notes Payable. Our equipment financing notes have terms ranging from four to seven years, are secured by the specific equipment financed, bear interest ranging from 2.0% to 7.72% and are due in monthly installments of principal and interest ranging from $2 thousand to $41 thousand through February 2019.  The notes do not contain financial covenants.

Capital Lease Obligations. Our capitalized lease obligations have terms ranging from four to seven years, are secured by the specific equipment leased, bear interest ranging from 2.90% to 7.72% and are due in monthly installments of principal and interest ranging from $1 thousand to $32 thousand through October 2018.
 
Interest Payments. Interest payments for continuing operations were $2.8 million in 2012, $3.3 million in 2011 and $4.0 million in 2010.

Stock-Based Awards. We recognize compensation expense related to share-based stock awards based on the fair value of the equity instrument over the period of vesting for the individual stock awards that were granted. At December 29, 2012, the total unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested restricted stock awards was $1.1 million with a weighted-average vesting period of 4.5 years and unrecognized compensation expense related to unvested stock options was $72 thousand with a weighted-average vesting period of 1.9 years.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements. We have no off-balance sheet arrangements at December 29, 2012 or December 31, 2011.

Income Tax Considerations. During the first quarter of 2012, we paid approximately $1.3 million representing a settlement reached with the Internal Revenue Service for an audit for the tax years of 2004 through 2009. The settlement is related to temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets for financial reporting purposes and the tax basis of those assets; accordingly the settlement resulted in an increase in deferred taxes and had no significant impact on tax expense.

Excluding the Internal Revenue Service settlement paid in 2012, we anticipate cash outlays for income taxes to be relatively equivalent to our provision for income taxes in 2013 and expect our cash outlay for taxes to exceed our tax provision in 2014 and 2015. The anticipated differences in 2014 and 2015 are associated with timing differences between the book basis and tax basis of long-lived, depreciable assets. Such differences could be in the range of $2.0 million in each of the periods, although there are many factors that could alter the actual experience. At December 29, 2012, we are in a net deferred tax asset position of $1.8 million. We performed an analysis, including an evaluation of certain tax planning strategies available to us, related to the net deferred tax asset and believe, absent tax law changes, that the net tax asset is recoverable in future periods, including a $394 thousand federal income tax credit carry-forward and federal net operating loss carry-forward. Approximately $4.8 million of future taxable income would be required to realize the deferred tax asset. During 2012, we decreased our tax valuation reserve related to future benefits for state net operating loss carry-forwards by $41 thousand because the underlying tax assets decreased.

Discontinued Operations - Environmental Contingencies. We have reserves for environmental obligations established at five previously owned sites that were associated with our discontinued textile businesses. Each site has a Corrective Action Plan (“CAP”) with the applicable authoritative state regulatory body responsible for oversight for environmental compliance. The CAP for four of these sites involves natural attenuation (degradation of the contaminants through naturally occurring events) over periods estimated at 10 to 20 years and the CAP on the remaining site involves a pump and treat remediation process, estimated to occur over a period of 20 to 30 years. Additionally, we have a reserve for an environmental liability on the property of a facility and related business that was sold in 2004. The CAP has a specified remediation term estimated to be 5 years subsequent to 2012. The total costs for remediation for all of these sites were $173 thousand, $83 thousand for normal ongoing remediation costs and $90 thousand for remediation to specific initiatives in 2012. We expect normal remediation costs to approximate $100 thousand annually. We have a reserve of $1.8 million for environmental liabilities at these sites as of December 29, 2012. The liability established represents our best estimate of loss and is the reasonable amount to which there is any meaningful degree of certainty given the periods of estimated remediation and the dollars applicable to such remediation for those periods. The actual timeline to remediate, and thus, the ultimate cost to complete such remediation through these remediation efforts, may differ significantly from our estimates. Pre-tax cost for environmental remediation obligations classified as discontinued operations were primarily a result of specific events requiring action and additional expense in each period.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments. Due to our limited use of fair value instruments related to either assets or liabilities, we do not consider such valuations to rise to the level of critical accounting estimates related to the portrayal of our financial





statements. Within the overall utilization of fair value, only $1.9 million of liabilities fall under a level 3 classification (those subject to significant management judgment or estimation). These liabilities were estimated based on a third party valuations.
RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In May 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRS. This ASU represents the converged guidance of the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board ("the Boards") on fair value measurement. The collective efforts of the Boards and their staffs have resulted in common requirements, including a consistent meaning of the term "fair value." The Boards have concluded the common requirements will result in greater comparability of fair value measurements presented and disclosed in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and IFRS. The ASU was effective during the first quarter of 2012 and its adoption did not have a material effect on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

In June 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Presentation of Comprehensive Income. This ASU eliminates the option to report other comprehensive income and its components in the statement of stockholders' equity and requires the presentation of comprehensive income in either (1) a continuous statement of comprehensive income or (2) two separate but consecutive statements. This ASU is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011 and should be applied retrospectively. We early adopted this ASU in the prior year and presented the components of other comprehensive income in a separate statement following the statement of operations. In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-12, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05. ASU 2011-12 deferred the changes in ASU 2011-05 that relate to the presentation of reclassification adjustments to other comprehensive income. In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-02, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. ASU 2013-02 requires us to provide information about the amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income by component. In addition, we are required to present significant amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income by the respective line items of net income. ASU 2013-02 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2012. As the new standard does not change the current requirements for reporting net income or other comprehensive income in the financial statements, we do not expect that the adoption of this ASU will have a material effect on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-11, Balance Sheet (Topic 210): Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities. The amendments in this ASU require an entity to disclose information about offsetting and related arrangements to enable users of its financial statements to understand the effect of those arrangements on its financial position. An entity is required to apply the amendments for annual reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and interim periods within those annual periods. An entity should provide the disclosures required by those amendments retrospectively for all comparative periods presented. In January 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-01, "Balance Sheet (Topic 210)-Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities". The ASU clarifies that ordinary trade receivables and receivables are not in the scope of ASU No. 2011-11. ASU No. 2011-11 applies only to derivatives, repurchase agreements and reverse purchase agreements, and securities borrowing and securities lending transactions that are either offset in accordance with specific criteria contained in the Codification or subject to a master netting arrangement or similar agreement. The effective date is the same as the effective date of ASU 2011-11. We do not expect that the adoption of these ASUs will have a a material effect on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

In July 2012, the FASB issued ASU No. 2012-02, "Intangibles--Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment." This ASU states that an entity has the option first to assess qualitative factors to determine whether the existence of events and circumstances indicates that it is more likely than not that the indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired. If, after assessing the totality of events and circumstances, an entity concludes that it is not more likely than not that the indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired, then the entity is not required to take further action. However, if an entity concludes otherwise, then it is required to determine the fair value of the indefinite-lived intangible asset and perform the quantitative impairment test by comparing the fair value with the carrying amount in accordance with Codification Subtopic 350-30, "Intangibles--Goodwill and Other, General Intangibles Other than Goodwill." Under the guidance in this ASU, an entity also has the option to bypass the qualitative assessment for any indefinite-lived intangible asset in any period and proceed directly to performing the quantitative impairment test. An entity will be able to resume performing the qualitative assessment in any subsequent period. The amendments in this ASU are effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012. Early adoption is permitted, including for annual and interim impairment tests performed as of a date before July 27, 2012, if a public entity's financial statements for the most recent annual or interim period have not yet been issued or, for nonpublic entities, have not yet been made available for issuance. We do not expect that the adoption of this ASU will have a a material effect on our Consolidated Financial Statements.

Certain Related Party Transactions. During the fiscal year ended December 29, 2012, we purchased a portion of our requirements for polyester fiber from Engineered Floors, an entity controlled by Robert E. Shaw. Mr. Shaw reported holding approximately 11% of our Common Stock, which as of year-end represented approximately 4% of the total vote of all classes of our Common Stock. Engineered Floors is one of our suppliers of fiber, but is our principal supplier of polyester fiber. Our total





purchases from Engineered Floors for 2012 were approximately $8.0 million; or approximately 8% of all our comparable external yarn purchases in 2012. Our purchases from Engineered Floors are based on market value, negotiated prices. We have no contractual arrangements or commitments with Mr. Shaw associated with our business relationship with Engineered Floors. Transactions with Engineered Floors were reviewed and approved by our board of directors as arms length and on terms no less favorable to us than similar purchases form other fiber suppliers.
 
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
Certain estimates and assumptions are made when preparing our financial statements. Estimates involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic factors that are difficult to predict. As a result, actual amounts could differ from estimates made when our financial statements are prepared.
 
The Securities and Exchange Commission requires management to identify its most critical accounting policies, defined as those that are both most important to the portrayal of our financial condition and operating results and the application of which requires our most difficult, subjective, and complex judgments. Although our estimates have not differed materially from our experience, such estimates pertain to inherently uncertain matters that could result in material differences in subsequent periods.
 
We believe application of the following accounting policies require significant judgments and estimates and represent our critical accounting policies. Other significant accounting policies are discussed in Note 1 to our Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Revenue recognition. Revenues, including shipping and handling amounts, are recognized when the following criteria are met:  there is persuasive evidence that a sales agreement exists, delivery has occurred or services have been rendered, the price to the buyer is fixed or determinable, and collection is reasonably assured. Delivery is considered to have occurred when the customer takes title to products, which is generally on the date of shipment. At the time revenue is recognized, we record a provision for the estimated amount of future returns based primarily on historical experience and any known trends or conditions.
 
Accounts receivable allowances. We provide allowances for expected cash discounts and doubtful accounts based upon historical experience and periodic evaluations of the financial condition of our customers. If the financial conditions of our customers were to significantly deteriorate, or other factors impair their ability to pay their debts, credit losses could differ from allowances recorded in our Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Customer claims and product warranties. We provide product warranties related to manufacturing defects and specific performance standards for our products. We record reserves for the estimated costs of defective products and failure to meet applicable performance standards. The levels of reserves are established based primarily upon historical experience and our evaluation of pending claims. Because our evaluations are based on historical experience and conditions at the time our financial statements are prepared, actual results could differ from the reserves in our Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Inventories. Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined using the last-in, first-out method (LIFO), which generally matches current costs of inventory sold with current revenues, for substantially all inventories. Reserves are also established to adjust inventories that are off-quality, aged or obsolete to their estimated net realizable value. Additionally, rates of recoverability per unit of off-quality, aged or obsolete inventory are estimated based on historical rates of recoverability and other known conditions or circumstances that may affect future recoverability. Actual results could differ from assumptions used to value our inventory.
 
Self-insured accruals. We estimate costs required to settle claims related to our self-insured medical, dental and workers' compensation plans. These estimates include costs to settle known claims, as well as incurred and unreported claims. The estimated costs of known and unreported claims are based on historical experience. Actual results could differ from assumptions used to estimate these accruals.
 
Deferred income tax assets and liabilities. We recognize deferred income tax assets and liabilities for the future tax consequences of the differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are measured using statutory income tax rates that are expected to be applicable in future periods when temporary differences are expected to be recovered or paid. The effect on deferred income tax assets and liabilities of changes in income tax rates is recognized in earnings in the period that a change in income tax rates is enacted. Taxing jurisdictions could disagree with our tax treatment of various items in a manner that could affect the tax treatment of such items in the future. Accounting rules require these future effects to be evaluated using existing laws, rules and regulations, each of which is subject to change.
 
Loss contingencies. We routinely assess our exposure related to legal matters, environmental matters, product liabilities or any other claims against our assets that may arise in the normal course of business. If we determine that it is probable a loss has been incurred, the amount of the loss, or an amount within the range of loss, that can be reasonably estimated will be recorded.
 





Item 7A.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK (Dollars in thousands)

Our earnings, cash flows and financial position are exposed to market risks relating to interest rates, among other factors.  It is our policy to minimize our exposure to adverse changes in interest rates and manage interest rate risks inherent in funding our Company with debt.  We address this financial exposure through a risk management program that includes maintaining a mix of fixed and floating rate debt and the use of interest rate swap agreements (See Note 11 to the Consolidated Financial Statements).

At December 29, 2012, $30,161, or approximately 36% of our total debt, was subject to floating interest rates.  A 10% fluctuation in the variable interest rates applicable to this floating rate debt would have an annual after-tax impact of approximately $46.

Item 8.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

The supplementary financial information required by ITEM 302 of Regulation S-K is included in PART II, ITEM 5 of this report and the Financial Statements are included in a separate section of this report.

Item 9.
CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

None.

Item 9A.
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures.  We maintain disclosure controls and procedures to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the commission's rules and forms and is accumulated and communicated to management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  Our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) have evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as such terms are defined in Rules 13(a)-15(e) and 15(d)-15(e)) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) as of December 29, 2012, the date of the financial statements included in this Form 10-K (the “Evaluation Date”).  Based on that evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of the Evaluation Date.

(b) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting.  During the last fiscal quarter, there have not been any changes in our internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

MANAGEMENT'S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Exchange Act Rules 13(a)-15(f) and 15(d)-15(f).
Internal control over financial reporting cannot provide absolute assurance of achieving financial reporting objectives because of its inherent limitations. Internal control over financial reporting is a process that involves human diligence and compliance and is subject to lapses in judgment and breakdowns resulting from human failures, as well as diverse interpretation of U. S. generally accepted accounting principles by accounting professionals.  It is also possible that internal control over financial reporting can be circumvented by collusion or improper management override. Because of such limitations, there is a risk that material misstatements may not be prevented or detected on a timely basis by internal control over financial reporting. Furthermore, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.  These inherent limitations are known features of the financial reporting process; therefore, while it is possible to design into the process safeguards to reduce such risk, it is not possible to eliminate all risk.
We conducted, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based on the frame work in Internal Control - Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on our evaluation under such framework, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of December 29, 2012.
Item 9B.
OTHER INFORMATION

None.






PART III.

Item 10.
DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The sections entitled "Information about Nominees for Director" and "Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance" in the Proxy Statement of the registrant for the annual meeting of shareholders to be held April 30, 2013 is incorporated herein by reference.  Information regarding the executive officers of the registrant is presented in PART I of this report.

We adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the "Code of Ethics") which applies to our principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer or controller, and any persons performing similar functions.  A copy of the Code of Ethics is incorporated by reference herein as Exhibit 14 to this report.

Audit Committee Financial Expert

The Board has determined that John W. Murrey, III is an audit committee financial expert as defined by Item 407 (e)(5) of Regulation S-K of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is independent within the meaning of the applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules and NASDAQ standards.  For a brief listing of Mr. Murrey's relevant experience, please refer to the "Election of Directors" section of the Company's Proxy Statement.

Audit Committee

We have a standing audit committee.  At December 29, 2012, members of our audit committee are John W. Murrey, III, Chairman, Charles E. Brock, J. Don Brock, Walter W. Hubbard, Lowry F. Kline and Hilda W. Murray.

Item 11.
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

The sections entitled "Compensation Discussion and Analysis", "Executive Compensation Information" and "Director Compensation" in the Proxy Statement of the registrant for the annual meeting of shareholders to be held April 30, 2013 are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 12.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

The section entitled "Principal Shareholders", as well as the the beneficial ownership table (and accompanying notes), in the Proxy Statement of the registrant for the annual meeting of shareholders to be held April 30, 2013 is incorporated herein by reference.

Equity Compensation Plan Information as of December 29, 2012

The following table sets forth information as to our equity compensation plans as of the end of the 2012 fiscal year:
 
(a)
 
(b)
 
(c)
Plan Category
Number of securities to be issued upon exercise of the outstanding options, warrants and rights
 
Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights
 
Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding securities reflected in column (a)
Equity Compensation Plans approved by security holders
798,579

(1)
$
10.37

(2)
296,068


(1)
Does not include 464,886 shares issued but unvested Common Stock pursuant to restricted stock grants under our 2006 Stock Awards Plan, with a weighted-average grant date value of $6.57 per share.
(2)
Includes the aggregate weighted-average of (i) the exercise price per share for outstanding options to purchase 579,407 shares of Common Stock under our 2000 Stock Incentive Plan and 118,000 shares of Common Stock under our 2006 Stock Awards Plan and (ii) the price per share of the Common Stock on the grant date for each of 101,172 Performance Units issued under the Directors' Stock Plan (each unit equivalent to one share of Common Stock).

Item 13.
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

The section entitled "Certain Transactions Between the Company and Directors and Officers" in the Proxy Statement of the registrant for the annual meeting of shareholders to be held April 30, 2013 is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 14.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES

The section entitled "Audit Fees Discussion" in the Proxy Statement of the Registrant for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held April 30, 2013 is incorporated herein by reference.





PART IV.

Item 15.
EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.

(a)
(1) The response to this portion of Item 15 is submitted as a separate section of this report.
(2) No financial statements required.
(3) Please refer to the Exhibit Index which is attached hereto.

(b)
Exhibits - The response to this portion of Item 15 is submitted as a separate section of this report.  See Item 15(a) (3) above.







SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: March 25, 2013
 
The Dixie Group, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ DANIEL K. FRIERSON      
 
       
By: Daniel K. Frierson
 
 
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

/s/ DANIEL K. FRIERSON
Chairman of the Board, Director and Chief Executive Officer
 
Daniel K. Frierson
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ JON A. FAULKNER
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
 
Jon A. Faulkner
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ D. EUGENE LASATER
Controller
 
D. Eugene Lasater
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ CHARLES E. BROCK
Director
 
Charles E. Brock
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ J. DON BROCK
Director
 
J. Don Brock
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ PAUL K. FRIERSON
Director
 
Paul K. Frierson
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ WALTER W. HUBBARD
Director
 
Walter W. Hubbard
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ LOWRY F. KLINE
Director
 
Lowry F. Kline
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ HILDA S. MURRAY
Director
 
Hilda S. Murray
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ JOHN W. MURREY, III
Director
 
John W. Murrey, III
 
 







ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

ITEM 8 AND ITEM 15(a)(1)

LIST OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 29, 2012

THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE







FORM 10-K - ITEM 8 and ITEM 15(a)(1)

THE DIXIE GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

LIST OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


The following consolidated financial statements of The Dixie Group, Inc. and subsidiaries are included in Item 8 and Item 15(a)(1):








Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors and Shareholders of The Dixie Group, Inc.

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of The Dixie Group, Inc. as of December 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive income (loss), stockholders' equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 29, 2012. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. We were not engaged to perform an audit of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of The Dixie Group, Inc. at December 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 29, 2012, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

/s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Atlanta, Georgia
March 25, 2013







THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(dollars in thousands, except share data)
 
December 29,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
ASSETS
 
 
 

CURRENT ASSETS
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
491

 
$
298

Receivables, net
32,469

 
29,173

Inventories
72,245

 
63,939

Deferred income taxes
5,615

 
5,860

Other current assets
4,235

 
1,729

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
115,055

 
100,999

 
 
 
 
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET
69,483

 
67,541

OTHER ASSETS
17,232

 
14,403

TOTAL ASSETS
$
201,770

 
$
182,943

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
14,891

 
$
14,668

Accrued expenses
19,147

 
17,185

Current portion of long-term debt
4,059

 
2,729

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
38,097

 
34,582

 
 
 
 
LONG-TERM DEBT
80,166

 
65,357

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES
3,824

 
4,804

OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
15,637

 
13,815

TOTAL LIABILITIES
137,724

 
118,558

 
 
 
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (See Note 17)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
Common Stock ($3 par value per share):  Authorized 80,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding - 12,173,961 shares for 2012 and 12,022,541 shares for 2011
36,522

 
36,068

Class B Common Stock ($3 par value per share): Authorized 16,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding - 952,784 shares for 2012 and 882,644 shares for 2011
2,858

 
2,648

Additional paid-in capital
136,744

 
136,670

Accumulated deficit
(111,840
)
 
(110,913
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(238
)
 
(88
)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
64,046

 
64,385

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
$
201,770

 
$
182,943


See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.





THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
 
Year Ended
 
December 29,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
 
December 25,
2010
NET SALES
$
266,372

 
$
270,110

 
$
231,322

Cost of sales
201,000

 
204,604

 
174,671

GROSS PROFIT
65,372

 
65,506

 
56,651

 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling and administrative expenses
63,489

 
60,667

 
57,362

Other operating (income) expense, net
68

 
(266
)
 
303

Facility consolidation and severance expenses, net

 
(563
)
 
1,556

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
1,815

 
5,668

 
(2,570
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
3,146

 
3,470

 
4,124

Other (income) expense, net
(277
)
 
(75
)
 
283

Refinancing expenses

 
317

 

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES
(1,054
)
 
1,956

 
(6,977
)
Income tax provision (benefit)
(401
)
 
684

 
(2,604
)
INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
(653
)
 
1,272

 
(4,373
)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax
(274
)
 
(286
)
 
(281
)
NET INCOME (LOSS)
$
(927
)
 
$
986

 
$
(4,654
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
(0.05
)
 
$
0.10

 
$
(0.35
)
Discontinued operations
(0.02
)
 
(0.02
)
 
(0.02
)
Net income (loss)
$
(0.07
)
 
$
0.08

 
$
(0.37
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC SHARES OUTSTANDING
12,638

 
12,585

 
12,524

 
 
 
 
 
 
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
(0.05
)
 
$
0.10

 
$
(0.35
)
Discontinued operations
(0.02
)
 
(0.02
)
 
(0.02
)
Net income (loss)
$
(0.07
)
 
$
0.08

 
$
(0.37
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
DILUTED SHARES OUTSTANDING
12,638

 
12,623

 
12,524

 
 
 
 
 
 
DIVIDENDS PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
$

 
$

 
$

Class B Common Stock

 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements. 





THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(dollars in thousands)

 
Year Ended
 
December 29,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
 
December 25,
2010
NET INCOME (LOSS)
$
(927
)
 
$
986

 
$
(4,654
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX:
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized loss on interest rate swaps
(476
)
 
(412
)
 
(484
)
Reclassification of loss into earnings from interest rate swaps
98

 
268

 
560

Amortization of unrealized loss on dedesignated interest rate swaps
289

 
93

 

Unrecognized net actuarial gain on postretirement benefit plans
20

 
67

 
2

Reclassification of net actuarial gain into earnings from postretirement benefit plans
(27
)
 
(18
)
 
(59
)
Reclassification of prior service credits into earnings from postretirement benefit plans
(54
)
 
(55
)
 
(54
)
 

 

 

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS, NET OF TAX
(150
)
 
(57
)
 
(35
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
$
(1,077
)
 
$
929

 
$
(4,689
)
See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.





THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(dollars in thousands)
 
Year Ended
 
December 29,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
 
December 25,
2010
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

 
 

Income (loss) from continuing operations
$
(653
)
 
$
1,272

 
$
(4,373
)
Loss from discontinued operations
(274
)
 
(286
)
 
(281
)
Net income (loss)
(927
)
 
986

 
(4,654
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities, net of acquisitions:
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
9,396

 
9,649

 
11,575

Provision (benefit) for deferred income taxes
(643
)
 
(254
)
 
(2,498
)
Net (gain) loss on property, plant and equipment disposals
(186
)
 
37

 
22

Stock-based compensation expense
937

 
663

 
888

Write-off of deferred financing costs

 
92

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Receivables
(3,296
)
 
2,204

 
(2,400
)
Inventories
(8,115
)
 
(5,650
)
 
(3,133
)
Other current assets
(2,506
)
 
(313
)
 
685

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
1,455

 
(1,724
)
 
4,546

Other operating assets and liabilities
(827
)
 
(636
)
 
(1,113
)
NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES
(4,712
)
 
5,054

 
3,918

 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
Net proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
187

 
5

 
10

Purchase of property, plant and equipment
(3,386
)
 
(6,740
)
 
(1,771
)
Net cash paid in business acquisitions
(1,197
)
 

 

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
(4,396
)
 
(6,735
)
 
(1,761
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
Net (payments) borrowings on previous credit line

 
(30,503
)
 
5,225

Payments on previous term loan

 
(11,324
)
 
(1,506
)
Net borrowings on current credit line
7,316

 
52,806

 

Borrowings on current mortgage note payable

 
11,063

 

Payments on current mortgage note payable
(737
)
 
(185
)
 

Payments on previous mortgage note payable

 
(5,736
)
 
(286
)
Payments on note payable related to acquisition
(161
)
 

 

Borrowings on equipment financing
5,003

 
1,794

 

Payments on equipment financing
(1,293
)
 
(2,660
)
 
(2,766
)
Payments on capitalized leases
(204
)
 
(360
)
 
(1,123
)
Borrowings on notes payable
795

 
733

 
748

Payments on notes payable
(746
)
 
(609
)
 
(487
)
Payments on subordinated indebtedness

 
(12,162
)
 
(2,500
)
Change in outstanding checks in excess of cash
(205
)
 
366

 
784

Repurchases of Common Stock
(199
)
 
(131
)
 
(58
)
Payments for debt issuance costs
(268
)
 
(1,357
)
 

NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIES
9,301

 
1,735

 
(1,969
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
193

 
54

 
188

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
298

 
244

 
56

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD
$
491

 
$
298

 
$
244

 
 
 
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
 
 
Equipment purchased under capital leases
$
666

 
$
14

 
$
127

Fair value of assets acquired in acquisitions
9,184

 

 

Liabilities assumed in acquisitions
(42
)
 

 

Note payable related to acquisition
(5,500
)
 

 

Accrued consideration related to acquisition
(2,445
)
 

 

See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.





THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(dollars in thousands)

 
Common Stock
 
Class B Common Stock
 
Additional Paid-In Capital
 
Accumulated Deficit
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Total Stockholders' Equity
Balance at December 26, 2009
$
35,714

 
$
2,575

 
$
135,301

 
$
(107,245
)
 
$
4

 
$
66,349

Repurchases of Common Stock - 20,892 shares
(63
)
 

 
5

 

 

 
(58
)
Restricted stock grants issued - 100,940 shares
243

 
60

 
(303
)
 

 

 

Class B converted into Common Stock - 10,626 shares
32

 
(32
)
 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 
828

 

 

 
828

Net loss

 

 

 
(4,654
)
 

 
(4,654
)
Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
(35
)
 
(35
)
Balance at December 25, 2010
35,926

 
2,603

 
135,831

 
(111,899
)
 
(31
)
 
62,430

Repurchases of Common Stock - 29,069 shares
(87
)
 

 
(44
)
 

 

 
(131
)
Restricted stock grants issued - 91,340 shares
211

 
63

 
(274
)
 

 

 

Class B converted into Common Stock - 6,197 shares
18

 
(18
)
 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 
663

 

 

 
663

Reclassification of deferred compensation on Directors' stock

 

 
494

 

 

 
494

Net income

 

 

 
986

 

 
986

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
(57
)
 
(57
)
Balance at December 31, 2011
36,068

 
2,648

 
136,670

 
(110,913
)
 
(88
)
 
64,385

Repurchases of Common Stock - 50,444 shares
(151
)
 

 
(48
)
 

 

 
(199
)
Restricted stock grants issued - 289,233 shares
609

 
258

 
(867
)
 

 

 

Restricted stock grants forfeited - 17,229 shares
(52
)
 

 
52

 

 

 

Class B converted into Common Stock - 15,925 shares
48

 
(48
)
 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 
937

 

 

 
937

Net loss

 

 

 
(927
)
 

 
(927
)
Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
(150
)
 
(150
)
Balance at December 29, 2012
$
36,522

 
$
2,858

 
$
136,744

 
$
(111,840
)
 
$
(238
)
 
$
64,046


See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.




THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

NOTE 1 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Business

The Company's business consists principally of marketing, manufacturing and selling finished carpet and rugs.  The Company is in one line of business, carpet manufacturing.

Principles of Consolidation

The Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of The Dixie Group, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the "Company").  Significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of Estimates in the Preparation of Financial Statements

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates and these differences could be material.

Fiscal Year

The Company ends its fiscal year on the last Saturday of December.  All references herein to "2012," "2011," and "2010," mean the fiscal years ended December 29, 2012, December 31, 2011, and December 25, 2010, respectively.  The year 2011 contained 53 weeks, all other years presented contained 52 weeks.

Reclassifications and Corrections of Presentation

The Company reclassified certain amounts in 2011 and 2010 to conform to the 2012 presentation.

The Company identified that amounts previously classified as Common stock in treasury should be classified as a reduction to Common Stock for the par value of such shares acquired and the difference between the par value and the price paid for each share recorded either entirely to retained earnings or to additional paid-in-capital for periods in which the Company does not have retained earnings. This presentation is based on the Company's accounting policy to reflect the repurchased shares as authorized but unissued as prescribed by state statute. The Company has corrected this classification error on the Consolidated Balance Sheet for 2011 and the related effects on the Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity for periods presented as follows:

 
Shares
 
Amounts
 
2011 Issued, as Reported
 
2011 Issued, as Corrected
 
2011 as Reported
 
Correction
 
2011 as Corrected
Common Stock
15,998,937

 
12,022,541

 
$
47,997

 
$
(11,929
)
 
$
36,068

Additional paid-in capital
 
 
 
 
138,118

 
(1,448
)
 
136,670

Accumulated deficit
 
 
 
 
(65,764
)
 
(45,149
)
 
(110,913
)
Common Stock in treasury
3,976,396

 

 
(58,526
)
 
58,526

 


 
Shares
 
Amounts
 
2010 Issued, as Reported
 
2010 Issued, as Corrected
 
2010 as Reported
 
Correction *
 
2010 as Corrected
Common Stock
15,922,480

 
11,975,153

 
$
47,767

 
$
(11,841
)
 
$
35,926

Additional paid-in capital
 
 
 
 
137,235

 
(1,404
)
 
135,831

Accumulated deficit
 
 
 
 
(66,750
)
 
(45,149
)
 
(111,899
)
Common Stock in treasury
3,947,327

 

 
(58,395
)
 
58,395

 


* Difference due to rounding.




THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Continued)


 
Shares
 
Amounts
 
2009 Issued, as Reported
 
2009 Issued, as Corrected
 
2009 as Reported
 
Correction
 
2009 as Corrected
Common Stock
15,830,854

 
11,904,419

 
$
47,493

 
$
(11,779
)
 
$
35,714

Additional paid-in capital
 
 
 
 
136,710

 
(1,409
)
 
135,301

Accumulated deficit
 
 
 
 
(62,096
)
 
(45,149
)
 
(107,245
)
Common Stock in treasury
3,926,435

 

 
(58,337
)
 
58,337

 


The treasury stock repurchase activity within each of the years presented was also corrected to reflect the effect of the Company's accounting policy related to the repurchase of treasury stock. This correction had no impact on earnings, total equity, working capital or operating cash flows.

Discontinued Operations

The financial statements separately report discontinued operations and the results of continuing operations (See Note 20). Disclosures included herein pertain to the Company's continuing operations unless noted otherwise.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less when purchased are reported as cash equivalents.

Market Risk

The Company sells carpet to floorcovering retailers, the interior design, architectural and specifier communities and supplies carpet yarn and carpet dyeing and finishing services to certain manufacturers. The Company's customers are located principally throughout the United States.  One customer accounted for 12% of net sales in 2011. No customer accounted for more than 10% of net sales in 2012 or 2010, nor did the Company make a significant amount of sales to foreign countries during 2012, 2011 or 2010.

Credit Risk

The Company grants credit to its customers with defined payment terms, performs ongoing evaluations of the credit worthiness of its customers and generally does not require collateral.  Accounts receivable are carried at their outstanding principal amounts, less an anticipated amount for discounts and an allowance for doubtful accounts, which management believes is sufficient to cover potential credit losses based on historical experience and periodic evaluation of the financial condition of the Company's customers.  Notes receivable are carried at their outstanding principal amounts, less an allowance for doubtful accounts to cover potential credit losses based on the financial condition of borrowers and collateral held by the Company.

Inventories

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market.  Cost is determined using the last-in, first-out (LIFO) method, which generally matches current costs of inventory sold with current revenues, for substantially all inventories.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment is stated at the lower of cost or impaired value. Provisions for depreciation and amortization of property, plant and equipment have been computed for financial reporting purposes using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets, ranging from 10 to 40 years for buildings and improvements, and 3 to 10 years for machinery and equipment.  Costs to repair and maintain the Company's equipment and facilities are expensed as incurred. Such costs typically include expenditures to maintain equipment and facilities in good repair and proper working condition.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

Long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment when circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be fully recoverable.  When the carrying value of the asset exceeds the value of its estimated undiscounted future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized equal to the difference between the asset's carrying value and its fair value.  Fair value is estimated using discounted cash flows, prices for similar assets or other valuation techniques.






THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
(Continued)


Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

Goodwill represents the excess of purchase price over the fair market value of identified net asset