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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

                          

Form 10-K

(Mark One)

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

  OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
  For the fiscal year ended April 3, 2022

 

OR

 

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

  OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Commission File No. 1-7604

Crown Crafts, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

58-0678148

(State of Incorporation)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

  

916 S. Burnside Ave.

 

Gonzales, Louisiana

70737

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant's Telephone Number, including area code: (225) 647-9100

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of classTrading Symbol(s)Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueCRWSNasdaq Capital Market

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

 

None

 

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

 

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

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☑ No ☐

 

 

 

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

 

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-Accelerated filer Smaller Reporting Company
   Emerging Growth Company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report. 

 

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

 

The approximate aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of September 24, 2021 (the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter) was $65.1 million.

 

As of June 2, 2022, 10,076,496 shares of the registrant’s common stock were outstanding.

 

Documents Incorporated by Reference:

 

Portions of the registrant’s Proxy Statement for its 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders are incorporated into Part III hereof by reference.

 

 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
   

Page

 

PART I

 

Item 1.

Business.

3

Item 1A.

Risk Factors.

7

Item 1B.

Unresolved Staff Comments.

12

Item 2.

Properties.

12

Item 3.

Legal Proceedings.

12

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures.

12

     
 

PART II

 

Item 5.

Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

12

Item 6.

Reserved.

12

Item 7.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

13

Item 8.

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

18

Item 9.

Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

18

Item 9A.

Controls and Procedures.

18

Item 9B.

Other Information.

19

Item 9C.

Disclosure Regarding Foreign Jurisdictions that Prevent Inspections.

19

     
 

PART III

 

Item 10.

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

19

Item 11.

Executive Compensation.

19

Item 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

19

Item 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

20

Item 14.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services.

20

     
 

PART IV

 

Item 15.

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

21

Item 16.

Form 10-K Summary.

26

 

2

 

 

Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

Certain of the statements made in this Annual Report on Form 10-K (this “Annual Report”) under the caption “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” and elsewhere, including information incorporated herein by reference to other documents, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of, and subject to the protections of, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, assumptions, estimates, intentions and future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which may be beyond our control and which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Crown Crafts, Inc. (the “Company”) to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

 

All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking. Such statements are based upon management’s current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions, and may be identified as forward-looking through the Company’s use of words such as “may,” “will,” “anticipate,” “indicate,” “assume,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “believe” and “intend.” Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks include those described in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in this Annual Report and those described from time to time in our future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) of additional factors that may impact the Company’s results of operations and financial condition.

 

All written or oral forward-looking statements that are made by or are attributable to the Company are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary notice. The Company’s forward-looking statements apply only as of the date of this Annual Report or the respective date of the document from which they are incorporated herein by reference. The Company has no obligation and does not undertake to update, revise or correct any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this Annual Report, or after the respective dates on which such statements are otherwise made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

PART I

 

ITEM 1. Business

 

Description of Business

 

The Company was incorporated as a Georgia corporation in 1957 and was reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in 2003. The Company’s executive offices are located at 916 South Burnside Avenue, Suite 300, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737, its telephone number is (225) 647-9100 and its internet address is www.crowncrafts.com.

 

The Company operates indirectly through two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc. (“NoJo”) and Sassy Baby, Inc. (“Sassy”), in the infant, toddler and juvenile products segment within the consumer products industry. The infant, toddler and juvenile products segment consists of infant and toddler bedding and blankets, bibs, soft bath products, disposable products, developmental toys and accessories. Sales of the Company’s products are generally made directly to retailers, such as mass merchants, large chain stores, mid-tier retailers, juvenile specialty stores, value channel stores, grocery and drug stores, restaurants, wholesale clubs and internet-based retailers. The Company’s products are marketed under a variety of Company-owned trademarks, under trademarks licensed from others and as private label goods.

 

The Company's fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest to or on March 31. References herein to “fiscal year 2022” or “2022” represent the 53-week period ended April 3, 2022, and references herein to “fiscal year 2021” or “2021” represent the 52-week period ended March 28, 2021.

 

During fiscal 2021 and the first 54 days of fiscal 2022, the Company also operated indirectly through Carousel Designs, LLC (“Carousel”), a wholly-owned subsidiary that manufactured and marketed infant and toddler bedding directly to consumers online from a facility in Douglasville, Georgia. On May 5, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved the closure of Carousel due to a history of high costs, declining sales and operating and cash flow losses, as well as management’s determination that such losses were likely to continue. Accordingly, the operations of Carousel ceased at the close of business on May 21, 2021.

 

The Company makes its annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act available free of charge on its website at www.crowncrafts.com as soon as reasonably practicable after such material has been electronically filed with the SEC. These reports are also available without charge on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

 

 

International Sales

 

Sales to customers in countries other than the U.S. represented 4% and 3% of the Company’s total gross sales during fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively, which included 1% of sales to the customers set forth below that represented at least 10% of the Company’s gross sales during fiscal year 2022. International sales are based upon the location that predominately represents what the Company believes to be the final destination of the products delivered to the Company’s customers.

 

Company Response to COVID-19

 

The Company continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its supply chain, manufacturing and distribution operations, customers and employees, as well as the U.S. economy in general. However, due to the uncertainty as to the duration and widespread nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the success rates of the vaccines on COVID-19 and the variants thereof, and the extent to which the vaccines will be accepted and effectively administered, the Company cannot currently predict the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations and financial results.

 

On April 19, 2020, the Company executed a Note (the “Note”) in connection with a loan made pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”), which is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The Note was entered into with CIT Bank, N.A. (the “Lender”) for the principal amount of $1,963,800 and bore a 1.0% interest rate.

 

As authorized by the provisions of the CARES Act, the Company applied to the Lender for forgiveness of the PPP Loan. The Note would have matured on April 20, 2022, but on May 20, 2021, the PPP Loan was forgiven in full and the SBA remitted to the Lender on that date the principal amount of the Note of $1,963,800 and interest of $21,000 that had accrued from the funding date of April 20, 2020 through the forgiveness date of May 20, 2021. During fiscal year 2022, the Company recorded a gain on extinguishment of debt in the amount of $1,985,000 associated with the forgiveness of the PPP Loan, which has been presented below income from operations in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.

 

The uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic include potential adverse effects on the overall economy, the impact on the Company’s supply chain, manufacturing and distribution operations, transportation services, customers and employees, as well as consumer sentiment in general and traffic within the retail stores that carry the Company’s products. The COVID-19 pandemic could adversely affect the Company’s revenues, earnings, liquidity and cash flows and may require significant actions in response, including employee furloughs, closings of Company facilities, expense reductions or discounts of the pricing of the Company’s products, all in an effort to mitigate such effects. Conditions surrounding COVID-19 change rapidly, and additional impacts of which the Company is not currently aware may arise. Based on the operational and financial plans that management has developed, the Company expects to be able to meet its obligations as they become due over the next 12 months.

 

Competition

 

The infant, toddler and juvenile consumer products industry is highly competitive. The Company competes with a variety of distributors and manufacturers (both branded and private label), including large infant, toddler and juvenile product companies and specialty infant, toddler and juvenile product manufacturers, on the basis of quality, design, price, brand name recognition, service and packaging. The Company’s ability to compete depends principally on styling, price, service to the retailer and continued high regard for the Company’s products and trade names.

 

Human Capital Resources

 

As of June 2, 2022, the Company had 126 employees, all of whom are full-time and none of whom is represented by a labor union or is otherwise a party to a collective bargaining agreement. The Company attracts and maintains qualified personnel by paying competitive salaries and benefits and offering opportunities for advancement. The Company considers its relationship with its employees to be good.

 

Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents

 

The Company considers its intellectual property to be of material importance to its business. Sales of products marketed under the Company’s trademarks, including NoJo®, Neat Solutions®, Carousel Designs® and Sassy®, accounted for 30% and 38% of the Company’s total gross sales during fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. Protection for these trademarks is obtained through domestic and foreign registrations. The Company also markets designs that are subject to copyrights and design patents owned by the Company.

 

 

Product Sourcing

 

Foreign and domestic contract manufacturers produce most of the Company’s products, with the largest concentration being in China. The Company makes sourcing decisions on the basis of quality, timeliness of delivery and price, including the impact of ocean freight and duties. Although the Company maintains relationships with a limited number of suppliers, the Company believes that its products may be readily manufactured by several alternative sources in quantities sufficient to meet the Company’s requirements. The Company’s management and quality assurance personnel visit the third-party facilities regularly to monitor and audit product quality and to ensure compliance with labor requirements and social and environmental standards. In addition, the Company closely monitors the currency exchange rate. The impact of future fluctuations in the exchange rate or changes in safeguards cannot be predicted with certainty.

 

The Company maintains a foreign representative office located in Shanghai, China, which is responsible for the coordination of production, purchases and shipments, seeking out new vendors and overseeing inspections for social compliance and quality.

 

The Company’s products are warehoused and distributed from a leased facility located in Compton, California.

 

Licensed Products

 

Certain products are manufactured and sold pursuant to licensing agreements for trademarks. Also, many of the designs used by the Company are copyrighted by other parties, including trademark licensors, and are available to the Company through copyright license agreements. The licensing agreements are generally for an initial term of one to three years and may or may not be subject to renewal or extension. Sales of licensed products represented 40% of the Company’s gross sales in fiscal year 2022, which included 33% of sales under the Company’s license agreements with affiliated companies of The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”), which expire as set forth below:

License Agreement

Expiration

Infant Bedding

December 31, 2022

Infant Feeding and Bath

December 31, 2023

Toddler Bedding

December 31, 2023

STAR WARS Toddler Bedding

December 31, 2023

 

Customers

 

The Company’s customers consist principally of mass merchants, large chain stores, mid-tier retailers, juvenile specialty stores, value channel stores, grocery and drug stores, restaurants, internet accounts and wholesale clubs. The Company does not enter into long-term or other purchase agreements with its customers. The table below sets forth those customers that represented at least 10% of the Company’s gross sales in fiscal years 2022 and 2021.

 

   

Fiscal Year

 
   

2022

   

2021

 

Walmart Inc.

    52 %     43 %

Amazon.com, Inc.

    21 %     25 %

 

Products

 

The Company’s primary focus is on infant, toddler and juvenile products, including the following:

 

 

infant and toddler bedding

 

blankets and swaddle blankets

 

nursery and toddler accessories

 

room décor

 

reusable and disposable bibs

 

burp cloths

 

hooded bath towels and washcloths

 

reusable and disposable placemats and floor mats

 

disposable toilet seat covers and changing mats

 

developmental toys

 

feeding and care goods

 

other infant, toddler and juvenile soft goods

 

 

Seasonality and Inventory Management

 

There are no significant variations in the seasonal demand for the Company’s products from year to year. Sales are generally higher in periods when customers take initial shipments of new products, as these orders typically include enough products for initial sets for each store and additional quantities for the customer’s distribution centers. The timing of these initial shipments varies by customer and depends on when the customer finalizes store layouts for the upcoming year and whether the customer has any mid-year introductions of products. Sales may also be higher or lower, as the case may be, in periods when customers are restricting internal inventory levels. Customer returns of merchandise shipped are historically less than 1% of gross sales.

 

Consistent with the expected introduction of specific product offerings, the Company carries necessary levels of inventory to meet the anticipated delivery requirements of its customers. The Company will also typically increase the purchases and inventory levels of its products in the months prior to the Lunar New Year, a celebration beginning in late January to mid-February during which the Company’s contract manufacturers in China cease operations for 2-4 weeks.

 

Government Regulation and Environmental Control

 

The Company is subject to various federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations, which regulate, among other things, product safety and the discharge, storage, handling and disposal of a variety of substances and wastes, and to laws and regulations relating to employee safety and health, principally the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act and regulations thereunder. The Company believes that it currently complies in all material respects with applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations and that future compliance with such existing laws or regulations will not have a material adverse effect on its capital expenditures, earnings or competitive position. However, there is no assurance that such requirements will not become more stringent in the future or that the Company will not have to incur significant costs to comply with such requirements.

 

Product Design and Styling

 

The Company believes that its creative team is one of its key strengths. The Company’s product designs are primarily created internally and are supplemented by numerous additional sources, including independent artists, decorative fabric manufacturers and apparel designers. Ideas for product design creations are drawn from various sources and are reviewed and modified by the design staff to ensure consistency within the Company’s existing product offerings and the themes and images associated with such existing products. In order to respond effectively to changing consumer preferences, the Company’s designers and stylists attempt to stay abreast of emerging lifestyle trends in color, fashion and design. When designing products under the Company’s various licensed brands, the Company’s designers coordinate their efforts with the licensors’ design teams to provide for a more fluid design approval process and to effectively incorporate the image of the licensed brand into the product. The Company’s designs include traditional, contemporary, textured and whimsical patterns across a broad spectrum of retail price points. Utilizing state of the art computer technology, the Company continually develops new designs throughout the year for all of its product groups. This continual development cycle affords the Company design flexibility, multiple opportunities to present new products to customers and the ability to provide timely responses to customer demands and changing market trends. The Company also creates designs for exclusive sale by certain of its customers under the Company’s brands, as well as the customers’ private label brands.

 

Sales and Marketing

 

The Company’s products are marketed through a national sales force consisting of salaried sales executives and employees located in Compton, California; Gonzales, Louisiana; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Bentonville, Arkansas and by independent commissioned sales representatives located throughout the United States.

 

 

ITEM 1A. Risk Factors

 

The following risk factors as well as the other information contained in this Annual Report and other filings made by the Company with the SEC should be considered in evaluating the Companys business. Additional risks and uncertainties that are not presently known or that are not currently considered material may also impair the Companys business operations. If any of the following risks actually occur, then operating results may be affected in future periods.

 

Risks Associated with the Company, Business and Industry

 

The COVID-19 pandemic may adversely affect the Companys business operations, employee availability, financial condition, liquidity and cash flow.

 

Due to the uncertainty as to the duration and widespread nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effectiveness of the vaccines on COVID-19 and variants thereof, and the extent to which the vaccines will be administered, the Company cannot currently predict the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations and financial results.

 

The uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have included adverse effects on the overall economy, the impact on the Company’s supply chain, manufacturing and distribution operations, transportation services, customers and employees, as well as consumer sentiment in general and traffic within the retail stores that carry the Company’s products. The COVID-19 pandemic has led global government authorities to implement numerous public health measures, including quarantines, business closures, travel bans and lockdowns to confront the pandemic. China’s unwavering commitment to controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus by locking down its largest cities has placed a strain on already-stressed global supply chains. Several of the Company’s customers have experienced financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If these difficulties persist, these customers may close their retail stores permanently, reduce orders, file for bankruptcy or liquidate, any of which may negatively impact the Company’s sales. The COVID-19 pandemic could adversely affect the Company’s revenues, earnings, liquidity and cash flows and may require significant actions in response, including employee furloughs, closings of Company facilities, expense reductions or discounts of the pricing of the Company’s products, all in an effort to mitigate such effects. Conditions surrounding COVID-19 change rapidly, and additional impacts of which the Company is not currently aware may arise.

 

The loss of one or more of the Companys key customers could result in a material loss of revenues.

 

The Company’s top two customers represented approximately 73% of gross sales in fiscal year 2022. Although the Company does not enter into contracts with its key customers, it expects its key customers to continue to be a significant portion of its gross sales in the future. The loss of, or a decline in orders from, one or more of these customers could result in a material decrease in the Company’s revenue and operating income.

 

The loss of one or more of the Companys licenses could result in a material loss of revenues.

 

Sales of licensed products represented 40% of the Company’s gross sales in fiscal year 2022, which included 33% of sales associated with the Company’s license agreements with Disney. The Company could experience a material loss of revenues if it is unable to renew its major license agreements or obtain new licenses. The volume of sales of licensed products is inherently tied to the success of the characters, films and other licensed programs of the Company’s licensors. A decline in the popularity of these licensed programs or the inability of the licensors to develop new properties for licensing could also result in a material loss of revenues to the Company. Additionally, the Company’s license agreements with Disney and others require a material amount of minimum guaranteed royalty payments. The failure by the Company to achieve the sales envisioned by the license agreements could result in the payment by the Company of shortfalls in the minimum guaranteed royalty payments, which would adversely impact the Company’s operating results.

 

The Companys inability to anticipate and respond to consumers tastes and preferences could adversely affect the Companys revenues.

 

Sales are driven by consumer demand for the Company’s products. There can be no assurance that the demand for the Company’s products will not decline or that the Company will be able to anticipate and respond to changes in demand related to consumers’ tastes and preferences. The infant and toddler consumer products industry is characterized by the continual development of cutting-edge new products to meet the high standards of parents. The Company’s failure to adapt to these changes or to develop new products could lead to lower sales and excess inventory, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition and operating results.

 

 

The Companys business is impacted by general economic conditions and related uncertainties, including a declining birthrate, affecting markets in which the Company operates.

 

The Company’s growth is largely dependent upon growth in the birthrate, and in particular, the rate of first births. Economic conditions, including the real and perceived threat of a recession, could lead individuals to decide to forgo or delay having children. Even under optimal economic conditions, shifts in demographic trends and preferences could have the consequence of individuals starting to have children later in life and/or having fewer children.  In recent years, the birthrate in the United States has steadily declined. These conditions could result in reduced demand for some of the Company’s products, increased order cancellations and returns, an increased risk of excess and obsolete inventories and increased pressure on the prices of the Company’s products.  Also, although the Company’s use of a commercial factor significantly reduces the risk associated with collecting accounts receivable, such factor may at any time terminate or limit its approval of shipments to a particular customer, and the likelihood of such factor doing so may increase due to a change in economic conditions.  Such an action by the factor could result in the loss of future sales to the affected customer.

 

Economic conditions could result in an increase in the amounts paid for the Companys products.

 

Significant increases in freight costs and the price of raw materials that are components of the Company’s products, including cotton, oil and labor, could adversely affect the amounts that the Company must pay its suppliers for its finished goods. If the Company is unable to pass these cost increases along to its customers, its profitability could be adversely affected.

 

The Companys sourcing and marketing operations in foreign countries are subject to anti-corruption laws.

 

The Company’s foreign operations are subject to laws prohibiting improper payments and bribery, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar laws and regulations in foreign jurisdictions, which apply to the Company’s directors, officers, employees and agents acting on behalf of the Company. Failure to comply with these laws could result in damage to the Company’s reputation, a diversion of management’s attention from its business, increased legal and investigative costs, and civil and criminal penalties, any or all of which could adversely affect the Company’s operating results.

 

The strength of the Companys competitors may impact the Companys ability to maintain and grow its sales, which could decrease the Companys revenues.

 

The infant and toddler consumer products industry is highly competitive. The Company competes with a variety of distributors and manufacturers, both branded and private label. The Company’s ability to compete successfully depends principally on styling, price, service to the retailer and continued high regard for the Company’s products and trade names. Several of these competitors are larger than the Company and have greater financial resources than the Company, and some have experienced financial challenges from time to time, including servicing significant levels of debt. Those facing financial pressures could choose to make particularly aggressive pricing decisions in an attempt to increase revenue. The effects of increased competition could result in a material decrease in the Company’s revenues.

 

The Companys success is dependent upon retaining key management personnel.

 

Certain of the Company’s executive management and other key personnel have been integral to the Company’s operations and the execution of its growth strategy. The departure from the Company of one or more of these individuals, along with the inability of the Company to attract qualified and suitable individuals to fill the Company’s open positions, could adversely impact the Company’s growth and operating results.

 

The Company may need to write down or write off inventory.

 

If product programs end before the inventory is completely sold, then the remaining inventory may have to be sold at less than carrying value. The market value of certain inventory items could drop to below carrying value after a decline in sales, at the end of programs, or when management makes the decision to exit a product group. Such inventory would then need to be written down to the lower of carrying or market value, or possibly completely written off, which would adversely affect the Company’s operating results.

 

 

The Company could experience losses associated with its intellectual property.

 

The Company relies upon the fair interpretation and enforcement of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret laws in the U.S., similar laws in other countries, and agreements with employees, customers, suppliers, licensors and other parties. Such reliance serves to establish and maintain the intellectual property rights associated with the products that the Company develops and sells. However, the laws and courts of certain countries at times do not protect intellectual property rights or respect contractual agreements to the same extent as the laws of the U.S. Therefore, in certain jurisdictions the Company may not be able to protect its intellectual property rights against counterfeiting or enforce its contractual agreements with other parties. Specifically, as discussed above, the Company sources its products primarily from foreign contract manufacturers, with the largest concentration being in China. Article VII of the National Intelligence Law of China requires every commercial entity in China, by simple order of the Chinese government, to act as an agent of the government by committing espionage, technology theft, or whatever else the government deems to be in the national interest of China. Finally, a party could claim that the Company is infringing upon such party’s intellectual property rights, and claims of this type could lead to a civil complaint. An unfavorable outcome in litigation involving intellectual property could result in any or all of the following: (i) civil judgments against the Company, which could require the payment of royalties on both past and future sales of certain products, as well as plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees and other litigation costs; (ii) impairment charges of up to the carrying value of the Company’s intellectual property rights; (iii) restrictions on the ability of the Company to sell certain of its products; (iv) legal and other costs associated with investigations and litigation; and (v) adverse effects on the Company’s competitive position.

 

Recalls or product liability claims could increase costs or reduce sales.

 

The Company must comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which imposes strict standards to protect children from potentially harmful products and which requires that the Company’s products be tested to ensure that they are within acceptable levels for lead and phthalates. The Company must also comply with related regulations developed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and similar state regulatory authorities. The Company’s products could be subject to involuntary recalls and other actions by these authorities, and concerns about product safety may lead the Company to voluntarily recall, accept returns or discontinue the sale of select products. Product liability claims could exceed or fall outside the scope of the Company’s insurance coverage. Recalls or product liability claims could result in decreased consumer demand for the Company’s products, damage to the Company’s reputation, a diversion of management’s attention from its business and increased customer service and support costs, any or all of which could adversely affect the Company’s operating results.

 

Changes in international trade regulations and other risks associated with foreign trade could adversely affect the Companys sourcing.

 

The Company sources its products primarily from foreign contract manufacturers, with the largest concentration being in China. Difficulties encountered by these suppliers, such as fires, accidents, natural disasters, outbreaks of infectious diseases (including the COVID-19 pandemic) and the instability inherent in operating within an authoritarian political structure, could halt or disrupt production and shipment of the Company’s products. The Chinese government could make allegations against the Company of corruption or antitrust violations, or could adopt regulations related to the manufacture of products within China, including quotas, duties, taxes and other charges or restrictions on the exportation of goods produced in China.

 

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. government and more than 30 allied countries across the world have levied coordinated and wide-ranging economic sanctions against Russia. If similar sanctions were levied against China, up to and including a ban on the importation of goods manufactured in China, then the Company could be forced to source its products from suppliers in other countries.

 

Any of these actions could result in an increase in the cost of the Company’s products, if the Company was even in a position to maintain the current sourcing of its products. Also, an arbitrary strengthening of the Chinese currency versus the U.S. Dollar could increase the prices at which the Company purchases finished goods. In addition, changes in U.S. customs procedures or delays in the clearance of goods through customs could result in the Company being unable to deliver goods to customers in a timely manner or the potential loss of sales altogether. The occurrence of any of these events could adversely affect the Company’s profitability.

 

 

The Company could experience adjustments to its effective tax rate or its prior tax obligations, either of which could adversely affect its results of operations.

 

The Company is subject to income taxes in the many jurisdictions in which it operates, including the U.S., several U.S. states and China. At any particular point in time, several tax years are subject to general examination or other adjustment by these various jurisdictions. In August 2020, the Company received notification from the Franchise Tax Board of the State of California (the “FTB”) of its intention to examine the Company’s claims for refund made in connection with California consolidated income tax returns that the Company had filed for the fiscal years ended April 2, 2017, April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. In February 2021, the Company was notified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service that they had selected for examination the Company’s original and amended federal consolidated income tax returns for the fiscal year ended April 2, 2017. The ultimate resolution of these examinations could include administrative or legal proceedings. Although the Company believes that the calculations and positions taken on its original and amended filed returns are reasonable and justifiable, negotiations or litigation leading to the final outcome of any examination could result in an adjustment to the position that the Company has taken. Such adjustment could result in further adjustment to one or more income tax returns for other jurisdictions, or to income tax returns for prior or subsequent tax years, or both. To the extent that the Company’s reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities is not adequate to support the cumulative effect of such adjustments, the Company could experience a material adverse impact on operating results.

 

The Company’s provision for income taxes is based on its effective tax rate, which in any given financial statement period could fluctuate based on changes in tax laws or regulations, changes in the mix and level of earnings by taxing jurisdiction, changes in the amount of certain expenses within the consolidated statements of income that will never be deductible on the Company’s income tax returns and certain charges deducted on the Company’s income tax returns that are not included within the consolidated statements of income. These changes could cause fluctuations in the Company’s effective tax rate either on an absolute basis, or in relation to varying levels of the Company’s pre-tax income. Such fluctuations in the Company’s effective tax rate could adversely affect its results of operations.

 

Customer pricing pressures could result in lower selling prices, which could negatively affect the Companys operating results.

 

The Company’s customers could place pressure on the Company to reduce the prices of its products. The Company continuously strives to stay ahead of its competition in sourcing, which allows the Company to obtain lower cost products while maintaining high standards for quality. There can be no assurance that the Company could respond to a decrease in sales prices by proportionately reducing its costs, which could adversely affect the Company’s operating results.

 

Disruptions to the Companys information technology systems could negatively affect the Companys results of operations.

 

The Company’s operations are highly dependent upon computer hardware and software systems, including customized information technology systems and cloud-based applications. The Company also employs third-party systems and software that are integral to its operations. These systems are vulnerable to cybersecurity incidents, including disruptions and security breaches, which can result from unintentional events or deliberate attacks by insiders or third parties, such as cybercriminals, competitors, nation-states, computer hackers and other cyber terrorists. The Company faces an evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats in which evildoers use a complex array of means to perpetrate attacks, including the use of stolen access credentials, malware, ransomware, phishing, structured query language injection attacks and distributed denial-of-service attacks.

 

The Company has implemented security measures to securely maintain confidential and proprietary information stored on the Company’s information systems and continually invests in maintaining and upgrading the systems and applications to mitigate these risks. There is no assurance that these measures and technology will adequately prevent an intrusion or that a third party that is relied upon by the Company will not suffer an intrusion, that unauthorized individuals will not gain access to confidential or proprietary information or that any such incident will be timely detected and effectively countered. A significant data security breach could result in negative consequences, including a disruption to the Company’s operations and substantial remediation costs, such as liability for stolen assets or information, repairs of system damage, and incentives to customers or other business partners in an effort to maintain relationships after an attack. An assault against the Company’s information technology infrastructure could also lead to other adverse impacts to its results of operations such as increased future cybersecurity protection costs, which may include the costs of making organizational changes, deploying additional personnel and protection technologies, and engaging third-party experts and consultants.

 

 

A significant disruption to the Companys distribution network or to the timely receipt of inventory could adversely impact sales or increase transportation costs, which would decrease the Companys profits.

 

Nearly all of the Company’s products are imported from China into the Port of Long Beach in Southern California. There are many links in the distribution chain, including the availability of ocean freight, cranes, dockworkers, containers, tractors, chassis and drivers. The timely receipt of the Company’s products is also dependent upon efficient operations at the Port of Long Beach. Any shortages in the availability of any of these links or disruptions in port operations, including strikes, lockouts or other work stoppages or slowdowns, could cause bottlenecks and other congestion in the distribution network, which could adversely impact the Company’s ability to obtain adequate inventory on a timely basis and result in lost sales, increased transportation costs and an overall decrease of the Company’s profits.

 

General Risk Factors

 

The Companys ability to successfully identify, consummate and integrate acquisitions, divestitures and other significant transactions could have an adverse impact on the Companys financial results, business and prospects.

 

As part of its business strategy, the Company has made acquisitions of businesses, divestitures of businesses and assets, and has entered into other transactions to further the interests of the Company’s business and its stockholders. Risks associated with such activities include the following, any of which could adversely affect the Company’s financial results:

 

 

The active management of acquisitions, divestitures and other significant transactions requires varying levels of Company resources, including the efforts of the Company’s key management personnel, which could divert attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations.

 

The Company may not fully realize the anticipated benefits and expected synergies of any particular acquisition or investment, or may experience a prolonged timeframe for realizing such benefits and synergies.

 

Increased or unexpected costs, unanticipated delays or failure to meet contractual obligations could make acquisitions and investments less profitable or unprofitable.

 

The failure to retain executive management members and other key personnel of the acquired business that may have been integral to the operations and the execution of the growth strategy of the acquired business.

 

The Companys debt covenants may affect its liquidity or limit its ability to pursue acquisitions, incur debt, make investments, sell assets or complete other significant transactions.

 

The Company’s credit facility contains usual and customary covenants regarding significant transactions, including restrictions on other indebtedness, liens, transfers of assets, investments and acquisitions, merger or consolidation transactions, transactions with affiliates and changes in or amendments to the organizational documents for the Company and its subsidiaries. Unless waived by the Company’s lender, these covenants could limit the Company’s ability to pursue opportunities to expand its business operations, respond to changes in business and economic conditions and obtain additional financing, or otherwise engage in transactions that the Company considers beneficial.

 

The Companys ability to comply with its credit facility is subject to future performance and other factors.

 

The Company’s ability to make required payments of principal and interest on its debts, to refinance its maturing indebtedness, to fund capital expenditures or to comply with its debt covenants will depend upon future performance. The Company’s future performance is, to a certain extent, subject to general economic, financial, competitive, legislative, regulatory and other factors beyond its control. The breach of any of the debt covenants could result in a default under the Company’s credit facility. Upon the occurrence of an event of default, the Company’s lender could make an immediate demand of the amount outstanding under the credit facility. If a default was to occur and such a demand was to be made, there can be no assurance that the Company’s assets would be sufficient to repay the indebtedness in full.

 

A stockholder could lose all or a portion of his or her investment in the Company.

 

The Company’s common stock has historically experienced a degree of price variability, and the price could be subject to rapid and substantial fluctuations. The Company’s common stock has also historically been thinly traded, a circumstance that exists when there is a relatively small volume of buy and sell orders for the Company’s common stock at any given point in time. In such situations, a stockholder may be unable to liquidate his or her position in the Company’s common stock at the desired price. Also, as an equity investment, a stockholder’s investment in the Company is subordinate to the interests of the Company’s creditors, and a stockholder could lose all or a substantial portion of his or her investment in the Company in the event of a bankruptcy filing or liquidation.

 

 

ITEM 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments

 

None.

 

ITEM 2. Properties

 

Each of the Company’s facilities are rented under leases that expire on various dates through fiscal year 2026, including 157,400 square feet at a warehouse and distribution facility located in Compton, California under a lease that expires May 31, 2023 and 15,598 square feet at the Company’s headquarters facility located in Gonzales, Louisiana under a lease that expires January 31, 2026. In addition, several employees of the Company perform their respective job functions from remote locations for which no rent is paid. Management believes that its properties are suitable for the purposes for which they are used, are in generally good condition and provide adequate capacity for current and anticipated future operations. The table below sets forth certain information regarding the Company's principal real property as of the close of business on June 2, 2022.

 

        Location

Use

Approximate

Square Feet

Owned/

Leased

Gonzales, Louisiana

Administrative and sales office

15,598

Leased

Compton, California

Offices, warehouse and distribution center

157,400

Leased

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Product design offices

3,600

Leased

Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Office

1,912

Leased

 

ITEM 3. Legal Proceedings

 

The Company is, from time to time, involved in various legal proceedings relating to claims arising in the ordinary course of its business. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is a party to any such legal proceeding the outcome of which, individually or in the aggregate, is expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

ITEM 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

PART II

 

ITEM 5. Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

The Company's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “CRWS”. As of June 2, 2022, there were 152 record holders of the Company’s common stock.

 

The Company has historically paid cash dividends. The Company’s payment of dividends is and will continue to be restricted by or subject to, among other limitations, applicable provisions of federal and state laws, the Company’s earnings and various business considerations, including the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, cash flow, level of capital expenditures, future business prospects and such other matters as the Board deems relevant. The Company’s credit facility permits the Company to pay cash dividends on its common stock without limitation, provided there is no default under the credit facility before or as a result of the payment of such dividends.

 

For information regarding securities of the Company that have been authorized for issuance under equity compensation plans, refer to “Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans” in Item 12, Part III. of this Annual Report.

 

ITEM 6. Reserved

 

 

ITEM 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Objective

 

The following discussion and analysis is intended to provide material information relevant to an assessment of the Company’s financial condition and results of operations, as well as an evaluation of the amounts and certainty of cash flows from operations and from outside sources. This discussion and analysis is further intended to provide details concerning material events and uncertainties known to management that are reasonably likely to cause reported financial information to not be necessarily indicative of future operating results or future financial condition. This data includes descriptions and amounts of matters that have had a material impact on reported operations, as well as matters that management has assessed to be reasonably likely to have a material impact on future operations. Management expects that this discussion and analysis will enhance a reader’s understanding of the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, liquidity and capital resources. This discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included elsewhere in this Annual Report.

 

Results of Operations

 

The following table contains results of operations for fiscal years 2022 and 2021 and the dollar and percentage changes for those periods (in thousands, except percentages).

 

                   

Change

 
   

2022

   

2021

    $    

%

 

Net sales by category:

                               

Bedding, blankets and accessories

  $ 45,341     $ 47,036     $ (1,695 )     -3.6 %

Bibs, bath, developmental toy, feeding, baby care and disposable products

    42,019       32,128       9,891       30.8 %

Total net sales

    87,360       79,164       8,196       10.4 %

Cost of products sold

    64,052       55,067       8,985       16.3 %

Gross profit

    23,308       24,097       (789 )     -3.3 %

% of net sales

    26.7 %     30.4 %                

Marketing and administrative expenses

    13,002       14,218       (1,216 )     -8.6 %

% of net sales

    14.9 %     18.0 %                

Loss from impairment of long-lived assets

    -       2,234       (2,234 )     -100.0 %

Interest expense - net of interest income

    50       (83 )     133       -160.2 %

Gain on extinguishment of debt

    1,985       -       1,985          

Other expense (income) - net

    (85 )     5       (90 )     -1800.0 %

Income tax expense

    2,408       1,642       766       46.7 %

Net income

    9,918       6,081       3,837       63.1 %

% of net sales

    11.4 %     7.7 %                

 

Net Sales:

 

Sales of $87.4 million for 2022 were $8.2 million higher than 2021, an increase of 10.4%. Sales of bibs, bath, developmental toys, feeding, baby care and disposable products increased by $9.9 million, which was partially offset by a decrease of $1.7 million in sales of bedding, blankets and accessories, which included a decrease of $3.5 million due to the closure of Carousel. The increases in sales are partially due to a strong new modular set and higher replenishment orders at a major retailer. Also, in advance of the expectation that shipments to customers from the Company’s Compton warehouse would be suspended during the first days of April 2022 due to the Company’s annual count of its inventory, customers were encouraged to place their orders earlier than they ordinarily would have. In this manner, approximately $700,000 of sales were “shifted” from fiscal year 2023 into fiscal year 2022. Finally, the results for fiscal 2022 also include an additional week compared with fiscal 2021, as the Company operated under a 53-week calendar for fiscal 2022. These increases were somewhat offset by declines in sales to online retailers as consumers have begun to return to stores.

 

 

Gross Profit:

 

Gross profit decreased by $789,000 and decreased from 30.4% of net sales for 2021 to 26.7% of net sales for 2022. The closure of Carousel resulted in a $2.2 million decrease in gross profit, which in fiscal year 2022 included the sale of inventory below cost and the recognition of charges of $334,000 associated with the settlement with a supplier of a commitment to purchase fabric and $265,000 associated with the liquidation of Carousel’s remaining inventory upon the closure of the business. The Company’s gross profit was also adversely impacted in fiscal year 2022 by increases in costs across the entire supply chain.

 

Marketing and Administrative Expenses:

 

Marketing and administrative expenses decreased by $1.2 million, and decreased from 18.0% of net sales for fiscal year 2021 to 14.9% of net sales for fiscal year 2022. The decrease in amount included lower charges incurred by Carousel of $2.1 million for fiscal year 2022 as compared with fiscal year 2021.

 

Loss from Impairment of Long-Lived Assets:

 

The Company recognized a loss of $2.2 million from the impairment of Carousel’s long-lived assets during the fiscal year ended March 28, 2021, and did not recognize such a loss during the fiscal year ended April 3, 2022. The loss from impairment did not result in any cash expenditures and did not have an adverse effect on the covenant calculations under the Company’s financing agreement with The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (“CIT”), a subsidiary of CIT Group Inc.

 

Gain on Extinguishment of Debt:

 

During fiscal year 2022, the Company recorded a gain on extinguishment of debt in the amount of $1,985,000 associated with the forgiveness of the PPP Loan, which has been presented below income from operations in the accompanying consolidated statements of income, and did not record such a gain during fiscal year 2021.

 

Income Tax Expense:

 

The Company’s provision for income taxes is based upon an annual effective tax rate (“ETR”) on continuing operations, which was 20.1% and 24.0% during fiscal years ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively.

 

Management evaluates items of income, deductions and credits reported on the Company’s various federal and state income tax returns filed and recognizes the effect of positions taken on those income tax returns only if those positions are more likely than not to be sustained. The Company applies the provisions of accounting guidelines requiring a minimum recognition threshold that a tax benefit must meet before being recognized in the financial statements. Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized. Changes in recognition or measurement are reflected in the period in which the change in judgment occurs.

 

After considering all relevant information regarding the calculation of the state portion of its income tax provision, the Company believes that the technical merits of the tax position that the Company has taken with respect to state apportionment percentages would more likely than not be sustained. However, the Company also realizes that the ultimate resolution of such tax position could result in a tax charge that is more than the amount realized based upon the application of the tax position taken. Therefore, the Company’s measurement regarding the tax impact of the revised state apportionment percentages resulted in the Company recording discrete reserves for unrecognized tax liabilities during fiscal years 2022 and 2021 of $59,000 and $88,000, respectively, in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.

 

In December 2016, the Company was notified by the FTB of its intention to examine the Company’s claims for refund made in connection with amended consolidated income tax returns that the Company had filed. On January 10, 2021, the Company’s California consolidated income tax returns for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2016 became closed to examination or other adjustment. Accordingly, the Company reversed the reserve for an unrecognized tax liability that it had previously recorded for that fiscal year, which resulted in the recognition of a discrete income tax benefit of $233,000 during the fiscal year ended March 28, 2021 in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.

 

During the fiscal years ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, the Company recorded discrete income tax benefits of $34,000 and $74,000, respectively, to reflect the aggregate effect of certain tax credits claimed on its consolidated federal income tax returns.

 

 

During the fiscal years ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, the Company recorded discrete income tax benefits of $83,000 and $12,000, respectively, to reflect the effects during the periods of the excess tax benefits from the exercise of stock options and the vesting of non-vested stock.

 

The ETR on continuing operations and the discrete income tax charges and benefits discussed above contributed to an overall provision for income taxes of 19.5% and 21.3% for fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

Known Trends and Uncertainties

 

The Company’s financial results are closely tied to sales to the Company’s top two customers, which represented approximately 73% of the Company’s gross sales in fiscal year 2022. A significant downturn experienced by either or both of these customers could lead to decreased sales.

 

During fiscal years 2022 and 2021, the Company at times faced higher costs associated with the Company’s sourcing activities in China, including freight and higher duties on some products. Future increases in these costs could adversely affect the profitability of the Company if it cannot pass the cost increases along to its customers in the form of price increases or if the timing of price increases does not closely match the cost increases.

 

Due to the uncertainties associated with the duration and widespread nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effectiveness of the vaccines on COVID-19 and variants thereof, and the extent to which the vaccines will be administered, the Company cannot currently predict the long-term impact on its operations and financial results. The uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic include potential adverse effects on the overall economy, the impact on the Company’s supply chain, manufacturing and distribution operations, transportation services, customers and employees and consumer sentiment in general. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the government and private sector responses thereto, has negatively impacted certain of the Company’s customers who have been forced to temporarily close retail stores or have seen a significant decline in their sales. As a result, the Company experienced a decrease in sales to these customers beginning in March 2020. This decrease, however, has been somewhat offset by higher sales to other customers and sales in other channels, such as e-commerce. The Company cannot predict with certainty when or if these customers will reopen their retail stores or if demand from consumers will return to the same level as it was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. If the Company’s customers experience financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, such difficulties may cause them to close their retail stores permanently, reduce orders, file for bankruptcy or liquidate, any of which may negatively impact the Company’s sales.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has led global government authorities to implement numerous public health measures, including quarantines, business closures, travel bans and lockdowns to confront the pandemic. China’s unwavering commitment to controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus by locking down its largest cities has placed a strain on already-stressed global supply chains. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, the Company’s supply chain has also been disrupted because nearly all of the Company’s products are imported from China into the Port of Long Beach in California. A global shortage of shipping containers, primarily caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the belated return of dockworkers to ports worldwide, have led to shipping delays and vessels being backed up in the Pacific Ocean awaiting the opportunity to dock at the Port in Long Beach. These conditions have resulted in significant inflation in overall freight costs and increased interruptions in the receipt of the Company’s products. The Company could experience even higher freight costs in future operating periods.

 

The Company continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its supply chain, manufacturing and distribution operations, customers and employees, as well as the U.S. economy in general. The COVID-19 pandemic could adversely affect the Company’s revenues, earnings, liquidity and cash flows and may require significant actions in response, including employee furloughs, closings of Company facilities, expense reductions or discounts of the pricing of the Company’s products, all in an effort to mitigate such effects. Conditions surrounding COVID-19 change rapidly, and additional impacts of which the Company is not currently aware may arise.

 

For an additional discussion of trends, uncertainties and other factors that could impact the Company’s operating results, refer to “Risk Factors” in Item 1A, Part I. of this Annual Report.

 

 

Financial Position, Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Net cash provided by operating activities decreased from $8.7 million for the fiscal year ended March 28, 2021 to $8.3 million for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2022. The Company in the current year experienced an increase in its accounts receivable balances that was $2.4 million higher than the increase in the prior year; the Company recognized a non-cash loss of $2.2 million from the impairment of Carousel’s long-lived assets in the prior year that did not occur in the current year; and the Company recognized a gain on extinguishment of debt of $1,985,000 that was associated with the forgiveness of the PPP Loan in the current year that did not occur in the prior year. As offsets to these decreases in cash provided by operating activities, the Company in the current year experienced an increase in its net income that was $3.8 million higher than in the prior year; and the Company experienced an increase in its inventory balances that was $2.3 million lower than the increase in the prior year.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $733,000 in fiscal year 2021 compared with $490,000 in fiscal year 2022. The decrease in fiscal year 2022 was due to payments in the current year for expenditures for property, plant and equipment that were $202,000 lower than the prior year, and $41,000 in proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment in the current year that did not occur in the prior year.

 

Net cash used in financing activities was $7.7 million in fiscal year 2021 compared with $6.8 million in fiscal year 2022. The Company made net repayments under its revolving line of credit of $2.6 million in the prior year that did not occur in the current year; the Company made purchases of treasury stock in the prior year that were $2.4 million higher than in the current year, primarily related to a cash payment of $1.9 million made to acquire shares of the Company’s common stock in the prior year from E. Randall Chestnut, the Company’s then Chief Executive Officer, that did not occur in the current year. Offsetting these increases in cash used in financing activities were proceeds of the PPP Loan received in the prior year of $1,963,800 that did not occur in the current year, and dividend payments that were $1.7 milion higher in the current year than in the prior year.

 

The Company’s future performance is, to a certain extent, subject to general economic, financial, competitive, legislative, regulatory and other factors beyond its control. Based upon the current level of operations, the Company believes that its cash flow from operations and the availability on its revolving line of credit will be adequate to meet its liquidity needs.

 

The Company’s credit facility at April 3, 2022 consisted of a revolving line of credit under a financing agreement with CIT of up to $26.0 million, which includes a $1.5 million sub-limit for letters of credit, bearing interest at the rate of prime minus 0.5% or LIBOR plus 1.75%, and which is secured by a first lien on all assets of the Company. On May 13, 2021, the Company and CIT entered into an agreement whereby CIT’s lien on Carousel’s assets was automatically released upon the sale of such assets.

 

The financing agreement was scheduled to mature on July 11, 2022, but on May 31, 2021 the financing agreement was amended to extend the maturity date to July 11, 2025 and to change the interest rates to prime minus 1.0% or LIBOR plus 1.5%, effective as of May 31, 2021. The financing agreement was also amended on June 2, 2022 to transition from the LIBOR reference rate to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) plus 1.6%. As of April 3, 2022, the Company had elected to pay interest on balances owed under the revolving line of credit, if any, under the LIBOR option, which was 1.95% as of April 3, 2022. The financing agreement also provides for the payment by CIT to the Company of interest on daily negative balances, if any, held by CIT at the rate of prime as of the beginning of the calendar month minus 2.0%, which was 1.5% as of April 3, 2022.

 

As of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, there was no balance owed on the revolving line of credit, there was no letter of credit outstanding and $26.0 million was available under the revolving line of credit based on the Company’s eligible accounts receivable and inventory balances. The financing agreement contains usual and customary covenants for agreements of that type, including limitations on other indebtedness, liens, transfers of assets, investments and acquisitions, merger or consolidation transactions, transactions with affiliates, and changes in or amendments to the organizational documents for the Company and its subsidiaries. The Company believes it was in compliance with these covenants as of April 3, 2022.

 

To reduce its exposure to credit losses, the Company assigns substantially all of its trade accounts receivable to CIT pursuant to factoring agreements, which have expiration dates that are coterminous with that of the financing agreement described above. Under the terms of the factoring agreements, CIT remits customer payments to the Company as such payments are received by CIT.

 

CIT bears credit losses with respect to assigned accounts receivable from approved shipments, while the Company bears the responsibility for adjustments from customers related to returns, allowances, claims and discounts. CIT may at any time terminate or limit its approval of shipments to a particular customer. If such a termination or limitation occurs, then the Company either assumes (and may seek to mitigate) the credit risk for shipments to the customer after the date of such termination or limitation or discontinues shipments to the customer. Factoring fees, which are included in marketing and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of income, were $344,000 and $291,000 during fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The Company prepares its financial statements to conform with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”) as promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). References herein to GAAP are to topics within the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (the “FASB ASC”), which the FASB periodically revises through the issuance of an Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) and which has been established by the FASB as the authoritative source for GAAP recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities.

 

Use of Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated balance sheets and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The listing below, while not inclusive of all of the Company's accounting policies, sets forth those accounting policies which the Company's management believes embody the most significant judgments due to the uncertainties affecting their application and the likelihood that materially different amounts would be reported under different conditions or using different assumptions.

 

Revenue Recognition: Revenue is recognized upon the satisfaction of all contractual performance obligations and the transfer of control of the products sold to the customer. The majority of the Company’s sales consists of single performance obligation arrangements for which the transaction price for a given product sold is equivalent to the price quoted for the product, net of any stated discounts applicable at a point in time. Each sales transaction results in an implicit contract with the customer to deliver a product as directed by the customer. Shipping and handling costs that are charged to customers are included in net sales, and the Company’s costs associated with shipping and handling activities are included in cost of products sold.

 

A provision for anticipated returns, which are based upon historical returns and claims, is provided through a reduction of net sales and cost of products sold in the reporting period within which the related sales are recorded. Actual returns and claims experienced in a future period may differ from historical experience, and thus, the Company’s provision for anticipated returns at any given point in time may be over-funded or under-funded. The Company recognizes revenue associated with unredeemed store credits and gift certificates at the earlier of their redemption by customers, their expiration or when their likelihood of redemption becomes remote, which is generally two years from the date of issuance.

 

Revenue from sales made directly to consumers is recorded when the shipped products have been received by customers, and excludes sales taxes collected on behalf of governmental entities. Revenue from sales made to retailers is recorded when legal title has been passed to the customer based upon the terms of the customer’s purchase order, the Company’s sales invoice, or other associated relevant documents. Such terms usually stipulate that legal title will pass when the shipped products are no longer under the control of the Company, such as when the products are picked up at the Company’s facility by the customer or by a common carrier. Payment terms can vary from prepayment for sales made directly to consumers to payment due in arrears (generally, 60 days of being invoiced) for sales made to retailers.

 

Allowances Against Accounts Receivable: Revenue from sales made to retailers is reported net of allowances for anticipated returns and other allowances, including cooperative advertising allowances, warehouse allowances, placement fees, volume rebates, coupons and discounts. Such allowances are recorded commensurate with sales activity or using the straight-line method, as appropriate, and the cost of such allowances is netted against sales in reporting the results of operations. The provision for the majority of the Company’s allowances occurs on a per-invoice basis. When a customer requests to have an agreed-upon deduction applied against the customer’s outstanding balance due to the Company, the allowances are correspondingly reduced to reflect such payments or credits issued against the customer’s account balance. The Company analyzes the components of the allowances for customer deductions monthly and adjusts the allowances to the appropriate levels. Although the timing of funding requests for advertising support can cause the net balance in the allowance account to fluctuate from period to period, such timing has no impact on the consolidated statements of income since such costs are accrued commensurate with sales activity or using the straight-line method, as appropriate.

 

Valuation of Long-Lived Assets and Identifiable Intangible Assets: In addition to the systematic annual depreciation and amortization of the Company’s fixed assets and identifiable intangible assets, the Company reviews for impairment long-lived assets and identifiable intangible assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of any asset may not be recoverable. An impairment loss must be recognized if the carrying amount of a long-lived asset group is not recoverable and exceeds its fair value. Assets to be disposed of, if any, are recorded at the lower of net book value or fair market value, less estimated costs to sell at the date management commits to a plan of disposal, and are classified as assets held for sale on the consolidated balance sheets. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates.

 

 

Inventory Valuation: On a periodic basis, management reviews its inventory quantities on hand for obsolescence, physical deterioration, changes in price levels and the existence of quantities on hand which may not reasonably be expected to be sold within the Company’s normal operating cycle. To the extent that any of these conditions is believed to exist or the market value of the inventory expected to be realized in the ordinary course of business is otherwise no longer as great as its carrying value, an allowance against the inventory value is established. To the extent that this allowance is established or increased during an accounting period, an expense is recorded in cost of products sold in the Company's consolidated statements of income. Only when inventory for which an allowance has been established is later sold or is otherwise disposed is the allowance reduced accordingly. Significant management judgment is required in determining the amount and adequacy of this allowance.

 

In the event that actual results differ from management's estimates or these estimates and judgments are revised in future periods, the Company may not fully realize the carrying value of its inventory or may need to establish additional allowances, either of which could materially impact the Company's financial position and results of operations.

 

ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

See pages 22 and F-1 through F-21 of this Annual Report.

 

ITEM 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 9A. Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time period specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports filed under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. As of the end of the period covered by this Annual Report, the Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures. Based upon and as of the date of that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective.

 

Managements Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining for the Company adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act (“ICFR”). With the participation of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, management conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of ICFR based on the framework and the criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. Based on this evaluation, management has concluded that ICFR was effective as of April 3, 2022.

 

The Company’s internal control system has been designed to provide reasonable assurance to the Company’s management and the Board regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP. All internal control systems, no matter how well designed, have inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only a reasonable, rather than absolute, assurance that the Company’s financial statements are free of any material misstatement, whether caused by error or fraud.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

The Company’s management, with the participation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, conducted an evaluation of the Company’s ICFR as required by Rule 13a-15(d) under the Exchange Act and, in connection with such evaluation, determined that no changes occurred during the Company’s fiscal quarter ended April 3, 2022 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s ICFR.

 

 

ITEM 9B. Other Information

 

The Company’s financing agreement with CIT was amended on June 2, 2022 to transition from the LIBOR reference rate to SOFR plus 1.6%.

 

On June 7, 2022, the Employment Agreement between the Company and Olivia W. Elliott, a member of the Board and the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, was amended to reflect that she is serving as President and Chief Executive Officer and to remove the provisions that entitled her to terminate her employment and receive severance in the event of a change in control if at the time of the change in control, or during the 150-day period thereafter, E. Randall Chestnut, formerly the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, is no longer employed by the Company.  Effective May 1, 2022, Mr. Chestnut retired from the Company and resigned his position as a director of, and all other positions he held with, the Company.

 

ITEM 9C. Disclosure Regarding Foreign Jurisdictions that Prevent Inspections

 

Not applicable.

 

PART III

 

ITEM 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

 

The information with respect to the Company’s directors and executive officers will be set forth in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held in 2022 (the “Proxy Statement”) under the captions “Proposal 1 – Election of Director” and “Executive Compensation – Executive Officers” and is incorporated herein by reference. The information with respect to Item 406 of Regulation S-K will be set forth in the Proxy Statement under the caption “Corporate Governance – Code of Business Conduct and Ethics; Code of Conduct for Directors” and is incorporated herein by reference. The information with respect to Item 407 of Regulation S-K will be set forth in the Proxy Statement under the captions “Corporate Governance – Board Committees” and “Report of the Audit Committee” and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 11. Executive Compensation

 

The information set forth under the captions “Executive Compensation” and “Corporate Governance – Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation” in the Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

 

The information set forth under the caption “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” in the Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

Securities Authorized for Issuance under Equity Compensation Plans

 

The table below sets forth information regarding shares of the Company’s common stock that may be issued upon the exercise of options, warrants and other rights granted to employees, consultants or directors under all of the Company’s existing equity compensation plans as of April 3, 2022.

 

Plan Category

 

Number of

securities to be

issued upon

exercise of

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

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             
2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan   62,500   $7.62   0
             
2014 Omnibus Equity Compensation Plan   573,000   $7.37   0
             
2021 Incentive Plan   0   0   972,335

 

ITEM 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

 

The information set forth under the captions “Corporate Governance – Director Independence” and “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” in the Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 14. Principal Accountant Fees and Services

 

The information set forth under the caption “Proposal 2 – Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm” in the Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference.

 

 

PART IV

 

ITEM 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

 

(a)(1). Financial Statements

 

The following consolidated financial statements of the Company are included in Part II, Item 8. of this Annual Report:

 

 

- Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

- Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021

 

- Consolidated Statements of Income for the Fiscal Years Ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021

 

- Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity for the Fiscal Years Ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021

 

- Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Fiscal Years Ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021

 

- Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

(a)(2). Financial Statement Schedule

 

The following financial statement schedule of the Company is included with this Annual Report:

 

Schedule II — Valuation and Qualifying Accounts

Page 22

 

All other schedules not listed above have been omitted because they are not applicable or the required information is included in the financial statements or notes thereto.

 

 

SCHEDULE II

 

 

CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

 

  

Valuation and Qualifying Accounts

 

Column A

 

Column B

  

Column C

  

Column D

  

Column E

 
  

Balance at

Beginning

  

Charged to

      

Balance at

End of

 
  

of Period

  

Expenses

  

Deductions

  

Period

 
  

(in thousands)

 

Accounts Receivable Valuation Accounts:

                
                 

Year Ended March 28, 2021

                

Allowance for customer deductions

 $530  $4,726  $4,533  $723 
                 

Year Ended April 3, 2022

                

Allowance for customer deductions

 $723  $6,052  $5,830  $945 

 

22

 

(a)(3). Exhibits

 

Exhibits required to be filed by Item 601 of SEC Regulation S-K are included as Exhibits to this Annual Report and listed below.

 

In reviewing the agreements included as exhibits to this Annual Report, investors are reminded that the agreements are included to provide information regarding their terms and are not intended to provide any other factual or disclosure information about the Company or the other parties to the agreements. Some of the agreements contain representations and warranties made by each of the parties to the applicable agreement. These representations and warranties have been made solely for the benefit of the other parties to the applicable agreement and:

 

 

Should not in all instances be treated as categorical statements of fact, but rather as a way of allocating the risk to one of the parties if those statements prove to be inaccurate;

 

 

Have been qualified by the disclosures that were made to the other party in connection with the negotiation of the applicable agreement, which disclosures are not necessarily reflected in the agreement;

 

 

May apply standards of materiality in a way that is different from what may be viewed as material to you or other investors; and

 

 

Were made only as of the date of the applicable agreement or such other date or dates may be specified in the agreement and are subject to more recent developments.

 

Accordingly, the representations and warranties may not describe the actual state of affairs as of the date they were made or at any other time. Additional information about the Company may be found elsewhere in this Annual Report and the Company’s other public filings with the SEC.

 

Exhibit

   

Number

 

Description of Exhibits

3.1

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company. (1)

3.2

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company. (10)

3.3

Bylaws of the Company, as amended and restated through November 15, 2016. (19)

4.1*

Crown Crafts, Inc. 2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan (As Amended August 14, 2012). (12)

4.2*

Form of Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement (Employees). (4)

4.3*

Crown Crafts, Inc. 2014 Omnibus Equity Compensation Plan. (14)

4.4*

Form of Non-Qualified Stock Option Grant Agreement. (15)

4.5*

Form of Restricted Stock Grant Agreement. (15)

4.6*

Crown Crafts, Inc. 2021 Incentive Plan. (28)

4.7*

Form of Incentive Stock Option Grant Agreement. (29)

4.8*

Form of Nonstatutory Stock Option Grant Agreement. (29)

4.9*

Form of Restricted Stock Grant Agreement. (29)

4.10*

Form of Performance Share Grant Agreement (effective February 23, 2022). (30)

4.11

Description of Capital Stock (32)

10.1

Financing Agreement dated as of July 11, 2006 by and among the Company, Churchill Weavers, Inc., Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (3)

10.2

Stock Pledge Agreement dated as of July 11, 2006 by and among the Company, Churchill Weavers, Inc., Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (3)

10.3

First Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of November 5, 2007 by and among the Company, Churchill Weavers, Inc., Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (5)

10.4*

Employment Agreement dated November 6, 2008 by and between the Company and Olivia W. Elliott (6)

10.5

Third Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of July 2, 2009 by and among the Company, Churchill Weavers, Inc., Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (7)

 

 

10.6

Sixth Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of March 5, 2010 by and among the Company, Churchill Weavers, Inc., Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (8)

10.7

Seventh Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of May 27, 2010 by and among the Company, Churchill Weavers, Inc., Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (9)

10.8

Eighth Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of March 26, 2012 by and among the Company, Churchill Weavers, Inc., Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (11)

10.9

Ninth Amendment to Financing Agreement dated May 21, 2013 by and among the Company, Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (13)

10.10

Tenth Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of December 28, 2015 by and among the Company, Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (16)

10.11

Eleventh Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of March 31, 2016 by and among the Company, Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (17)

10.12*

Amendment No. 1 to the Crown Crafts, Inc. 2014 Omnibus Equity Compensation Plan. (18)

10.13*

Form of Incentive Stock Option Grant Agreement (effective November 2016). (18)

10.14*

Form of Nonqualified Stock Option Grant Agreement (effective November 2016). (18)

10.15*

Form of Restricted Stock Grant Agreement (effective November 2016). (18)

10.16

Joinder Agreement dated as of August 4, 2017 by and among the Company, Hamco, Inc., Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc., Carousel Acquisition, LLC and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (20)

10.17

Twelfth Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of December 15, 2017 by and among the Company, Hamco, Inc., Carousel Designs, LLC, Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (21)

10.18

Thirteenth Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of August 7, 2018 by and among the Company, Hamco, Inc., Carousel Designs, LLC, Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (22)

10.19*

Employment Agreement dated January 18, 2019 by and between NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc. and Donna Sheridan. (23)

10.20

Note dated as of April 19, 2020 made by the Company in favor of CIT Bank, N.A. (24)

10.21

Conditional Consent to Paycheck Protection Program Loan dated as of April 19, 2020 by and between the Company, Sassy Baby, Inc., Carousel Designs, LLC, NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc. and The CIT Group/Commercial. (24)

10.22*

Amendment to Amended and Restated Employment and Severance Protection Agreement dated as of April 14, 2022 by and between the Company and E. Randall Chestnut. (31)

10.23*

Employment Agreement dated February 22, 2021 by and between the Company and Craig Demarest. (25)

10.24*

Letter Agreement regarding Employment Agreement dated February 22, 2021 by and between the Company and Craig Demarest. (27)

10.25

Liquidation Agreement dated as of May 13, 2021 by and among the Company, NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc., Sassy Baby, Inc., Carousel Designs, LLC and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (27)

10.26

Fourteenth Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of May 31, 2021, by and among the Company, NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc., Sassy Baby, Inc., Carousel Designs, LLC and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (26)

10.27*

Performance Share Award Certificate, dated March 1, 2022, between the Company and Olivia W. Elliott. (30)

10.28*

Performance Share Award Certificate, dated March 1, 2022, between the Company and Donna E. Sheridan. (30)

10.29*

Amendment to Employment Agreement dated June 7, 2022 by and between the Company and Olivia W. Elliott. (32)

 

 

10.30

Fifteenth Amendment to Financing Agreement dated as of June 2, 2022, by and among the Company, NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc., Sassy Baby, Inc., Carousel Designs, LLC and The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (32)

14.1

Code of Ethics. (2)

21.1

Subsidiaries of the Company. (32)

23.1

Consent of KPMG LLP. (32)

31.1

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. (32)

31.2

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. (32)

32.1

Section 1350 Certification by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. (33)

32.2

Section 1350 Certification by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. (33)

101

The following information from the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 3, 2022, formatted as interactive data files in iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language):

(i)         Consolidated Statements of Income;

(ii)        Consolidated Balance Sheets;

(iii)       Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity;

(iv)       Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and

(v)        Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

104   Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

 

   *   Management contract or a compensatory plan or arrangement.

 

(1)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 28, 2003.

(2)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 28, 2004.

(3)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 17, 2006.

(4)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 dated August 24, 2006.

(5)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated November 9, 2007.

(6)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A dated November 7, 2008.

(7)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated July 6, 2009.

(8)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated March 8, 2010.

(9)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 27, 2010.

(10)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated August 9, 2011.

(11)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated March 27, 2012.

(12)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 dated August 14, 2012.

(13)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 21, 2013.

(14)

Incorporated herein by reference to Appendix A to the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on June 27, 2014.

(15)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8 dated November 10, 2014.

(16)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated December 28, 2015.

(17)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated April 4, 2016.

(18)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 2, 2016.

(19)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated November 16, 2016.

(20)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated August 7, 2017.

(21)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated December 18, 2017.

(22)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 1, 2018.

(23)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated January 22, 2019.

(24)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated April 23, 2020.

(25)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated February 22, 2021.

(26)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated June 3, 2021.

(27)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 28, 2021.

(28)

Incorporated herein by reference to Appendix A to the Registrant’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on June 28, 2021.

(29)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated August 11, 2021.

(30)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A dated March 1, 2022.

(31)

Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated April 15, 2022.

(32)

Filed herewith.

(33)

Furnished herewith.

 

 

ITEM 16. Form 10-K Summary

 

Not applicable.

 

 

ITEM 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

Page

Audited Financial Statements:

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (KPMG LLP , Baton Rouge, LA, Auditor Firm ID: 185)

F-1

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021

F-3

Consolidated Statements of Income for the Fiscal Years Ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021

F-4

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity for the Fiscal Years Ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021

F-5

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Fiscal Years Ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021

F-6

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

F-7

 

 

 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

 

To the Shareholders and Board of Directors
Crown Crafts, Inc.:

 

Opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Crown Crafts, Inc. and subsidiaries (the Company) as of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, the related consolidated statements of income, changes in shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the years in the two-year period ended April 3, 2022, and the related notes and financial statement schedule II (collectively, the consolidated financial statements). In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the years in the two-year period ended April 3, 2022, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting 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.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

Critical Audit Matter

 

The critical audit matter communicated below is a matter arising from the current period audit of the consolidated financial statements that was communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that: (1) relates to accounts or disclosures that are material to the consolidated financial statements and (2) involved our especially challenging, subjective, or complex judgments. The communication of a critical audit matter does not alter in any way our opinion on the consolidated financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matter below, providing a separate opinion on the critical audit matter or on the accounts or disclosures to which it relates.

 

Reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities

 

As discussed in Notes 2 and 10 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company has recorded a reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities relating to California state income taxes, excluding associated interest and penalties, of $567 thousand. The Company recognizes tax positions when it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination based on the technical merits of the position.  Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that has a greater than 50 percent likelihood of being realized.

 

We identified the evaluation of the Company’s reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities relating to California state income taxes as a critical audit matter. Subjective auditor judgment was required to evaluate the Company’s interpretations of the tax law and regulations, court rulings and settlements used by the Company to identify and determine the uncertain tax positions. Additionally, specialized skills and knowledge were required in evaluating the Company’s estimate of the ultimate resolution of the tax positions.

 

 

The following are the primary procedures we performed to address the critical audit matter. We involved tax professionals with specialized skills and knowledge, who assisted in:

 

 

evaluating the Company’s estimate of the ultimate resolution of the tax position taken by the Company

 

 

inspecting correspondence and settlements from taxing authorities and analyzing the expiration of statutes of limitation

 

 

evaluating the Company’s assessment of tax positions based on tax law, regulations, and other authoritative guidance with respect to expiration of statute of limitations and reserve additions.

 

/s/ KPMG LLP

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2009.

 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

June 8, 2022

 

 

 

CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

APRIL 3, 2022 AND MARCH 28, 2021

 

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

 

  

April 3, 2022

  

March 28, 2021

 
         

ASSETS

 

Current assets:

        

Cash and cash equivalents

 $1,598  $613 

Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $945 at April 3, 2022 and $723 at March 28, 2021):

        

Due from factor

  21,093   18,604 

Other

  2,133   734 

Inventories

  20,653   20,335 

Prepaid expenses

  1,031   1,184 

Total current assets

  46,508   41,470 
         

Operating lease right of use assets

  2,423   4,068 
         

Property, plant and equipment - at cost:

        

Vehicles

  182   171 

Leasehold improvements

  425   425 

Machinery and equipment

  3,581   3,152 

Furniture and fixtures

  367   345 

Property, plant and equipment - gross

  4,555   4,093 

Less accumulated depreciation

  3,198   2,635 

Property, plant and equipment - net

  1,357   1,458 
         

Finite-lived intangible assets - at cost:

        

Customer relationships

  7,374   7,374 

Other finite-lived intangible assets

  4,266   4,266 

Finite-lived intangible assets - gross

  11,640   11,640 

Less accumulated amortization

  8,986   8,477 

Finite-lived intangible assets - net

  2,654   3,163 
         

Goodwill

  7,125   7,125 

Deferred income taxes

  -   706 

Other

  88   92 

Total Assets

 $60,155  $58,082 
         

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

Current liabilities:

        

Accounts payable

 $6,375  $5,539 

Accrued wages and benefits

  2,196   2,216 

Accrued royalties

  462   410 

Dividends payable

  827   800 

Operating lease liabilities, current

  1,832   1,802 

Other accrued liabilities

  94   215 

Current maturities of long-term debt

  -   1,964 

Total current liabilities

  11,786   12,946 
         

Non-current liabilities:

        

Deferred income taxes

  1,020   - 

Operating lease liabilities, noncurrent

  809   2,641 

Reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities

  739   630 

Total non-current liabilities

  2,568   3,271 
         

Shareholders' equity:

        

Common stock - $0.01 par value per share; Authorized 40,000,000 shares at April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021; Issued 12,944,918 shares at April 3, 2022 and 12,809,753 shares at March 28, 2021

  129   128 

Additional paid-in capital

  55,925   54,748 

Treasury stock - at cost - 2,864,698 shares at April 3, 2022 and 2,811,446 shares at March 28, 2021

  (15,614)  (15,202)

Retained Earnings

  5,361   2,191 

Total shareholders' equity

  45,801   41,865 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 $60,155  $58,082 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

 

FISCAL YEARS ENDED APRIL 3, 2022 AND MARCH 28, 2021

 

(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

  

2022

  

2021

 
         

Net sales

 $87,360  $79,164 

Cost of products sold

  64,052   55,067 

Gross profit

  23,308   24,097 

Marketing and administrative expenses

  13,002   14,218 

Loss from impairment of long-lived assets

  -   2,234 

Income from operations

  10,306   7,645 

Other (expense) income:

        

Interest expense - net of interest income

  (50)  83 

Gain on extinguishment of debt

  1,985   - 

Gain (Loss) on sale of property, plant and equipment

  18   (4)

Other - net

  67   (1)

Income before income tax expense

  12,326   7,723 

Income tax expense

  2,408   1,642 

Net income

 $9,918  $6,081 
         

Weighted average shares outstanding:

        

Basic

  10,055   10,144 

Effect of dilutive securities

  29   6 

Diluted

  10,084   10,150 
         

Earnings per share:

        

Basic

 $0.99  $0.60 
         

Diluted

 $0.98  $0.60 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

FISCAL YEARS ENDED APRIL 3, 2022 AND MARCH 28, 2021

 

 

  

Common Shares

  

Treasury Shares

  

Additional

      

Total

 
  

Number of Shares

  

Amount

  

Number of Shares

  

Amount

  

Paid-in Capital

  

Retained Earnings

  

Shareholders' Equity

 
  

(Dollar amounts in thousands)

 
                             

Balances - March 29, 2020

  12,603,301  $126   (2,436,494) $(12,408) $53,610  $1,108  $42,436 
                             

Issuance of shares

  206,452   2   -   -   744   -   746 

Stock-based compensation

  -   -   -   -   394   -   394 

Acquisition of treasury stock

  -   -   (374,952)  (2,794)  -   -   (2,794)

Net income

  -   -   -   -   -   6,081   6,081 

Dividend declared on common stock - $0.49 per share

  -   -   -   -   -   (4,998)  (4,998)
                             

Balances - March 28, 2021

  12,809,753  $128   (2,811,446) $(15,202) $54,748  $2,191  $41,865 
                             

Issuance of shares

  135,165   1   -   -   343   -   344 

Stock-based compensation

  -   -   -   -   834   -   834 

Acquisition of treasury stock

  -   -   (53,252)  (412)  -   -   (412)

Net income

  -   -   -   -   -   9,918   9,918 

Dividends declared on common stock - $0.67 per share

  -   -   -   -   -   (6,748)  (6,748)
                             

Balances - April 3, 2022

  12,944,918  $129   (2,864,698) $(15,614) $55,925  $5,361  $45,801 

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

 

CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

FISCAL YEARS ENDED APRIL 3, 2022 AND MARCH 28, 2021

 

(amounts in thousands)

 

 

  

2022

  

2021

 

Operating activities:

        

Net income

 $9,918  $6,081 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

        

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

  652   741 

Amortization of intangibles

  509   790 

Amortization of right of use assets

  1,762   1,893 

Deferred income taxes

  1,726   (267)

Gain on extinguishment of debt

  (1,985)  - 

Loss from impairment of long-lived assets

  -   2,234 

(Gain) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

  (18)  4 

Reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities

  109   (91)

Stock-based compensation

  834   394 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

        

Accounts receivable

  (3,888)  (1,535)

Inventories

  (318)  (2,603)

Prepaid expenses

  153   40 

Other assets

  4   3 

Lease liabilities

  (1,919)  (1,800)

Accounts payable

  793   2,519 

Accrued liabilities

  (68)  335 

Net cash provided by operating activities

  8,264   8,738 

Cash used in investing activities:

        

Capital expenditures for property, plant and equipment

  (531)  (733)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

  41   - 

Net cash used in investing activities

  (490)  (733)

Financing activities:

        

Repayments under revolving line of credit

  (25,158)  (22,290)

Borrowings under revolving line of credit

  25,158   19,712 

Proceeds from long-term debt

  -   1,964 

Purchase of treasury stock from related parties

  (412)  (2,794)

Issuance of common stock

  344   746 

Dividends paid

  (6,721)  (5,012)

Net cash used in financing activities

  (6,789)  (7,674)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

  985   331 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

  613   282 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 $1,598  $613 
         

Supplemental cash flow information:

        

Income taxes paid

 $1,948  $1,972 

Interest paid

  18   21 
         

Noncash activities:

        

Property, plant and equipment purchased but unpaid

  (43)  (47)

Dividends declared but unpaid

  (827)  (800)

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

Crown Crafts, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

Note 1 Description of Business

 

Crown Crafts, Inc. (the “Company”) was originally formed as a Georgia corporation in 1957 and was reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in 2003. The Company operates indirectly through two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Sassy Baby, Inc. (“Sassy”) and NoJo Baby & Kids, Inc. (“NoJo”) in the infant, toddler and juvenile products segment within the consumer products industry. The infant, toddler and juvenile products segment consists of infant and toddler bedding and blankets, bibs, soft bath products, disposable products, developmental toys and accessories. Sales of the Company’s products are generally made directly to retailers, such as mass merchants, large chain stores, mid-tier retailers, juvenile specialty stores, value channel stores, grocery and drug stores, restaurants, wholesale clubs and internet-based retailers. The Company’s products are marketed under a variety of Company-owned trademarks, under trademarks licensed from others and as private label goods.

 

The Company's fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest to or on March 31. References herein to “fiscal year 2022” or “2022” represent the 53-week period ended April 3, 2022 and references herein to “fiscal year 2021” or “2021” represent the 52-week period ended March 28, 2021.

 

During fiscal 2021 and the first 54 days of fiscal 2022, the Company also operated indirectly through Carousel Designs, LLC (“Carousel”), a wholly-owned subsidiary that manufactured and marketed infant and toddler bedding directly to consumers online from a facility in Douglasville, Georgia. On May 21, 2021, the Company ceased the operations of Carousel.

 

 

Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation: The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and have been prepared pursuant to accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”) as promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). References herein to GAAP are to topics within the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (the “FASB ASC”), which the FASB periodically revises through the issuance of an Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) and which has been established by the FASB as the authoritative source for GAAP recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities.

 

Use of Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the consolidated balance sheets and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the periods presented on the consolidated statements of income and cash flows. Significant estimates are made with respect to:

 

 

Allowances related to accounts receivable for customer deductions for returns, allowances and disputes,

 

Inventory reserves for discontinued finished goods, and

 

A reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities in respect of the tax impact of state apportionment percentages.

 

Actual results could differ materially from these estimates.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents: The Company’s credit facility consists of a revolving line of credit under a financing agreement with The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (“CIT”), a subsidiary of CIT Group Inc. The Company classifies a negative balance outstanding under this revolving line of credit as cash and cash equivalents, as these amounts are legally owed to the Company and are immediately available to be drawn upon by the Company. There are no compensating balance requirements or other restrictions on the transfer of amounts associated with the Company’s depository accounts.

 

Financial Instruments: For short-term instruments such as cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable, the Company uses carrying value as a reasonable estimate of fair value.

 

Segments and Related Information: The Company operates primarily in one principal segment, infant and toddler products. These products consist of infant and toddler bedding and blankets, bibs, soft bath products, disposable products, developmental and bath toys and accessories. Net sales of bedding, blankets and accessories and net sales of bibs, bath and disposable products for the fiscal years ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021 are as follows (in thousands):

 

  

2022

  

2021

 

Bedding, blankets and accessories

 $45,341  $47,036 

Bibs, bath, developmental toy, feeding, baby care and disposable products

  42,019   32,128 

Total net sales

 $87,360  $79,164 

 

F- 7

 

Revenue Recognition: Revenue is recognized upon the satisfaction of all contractual performance obligations and the transfer of control of the products sold to the customer. The majority of the Company’s sales consists of single performance obligation arrangements for which the transaction price for a given product sold is equivalent to the price quoted for the product, net of any stated discounts applicable at a point in time. Each sales transaction results in an implicit contract with the customer to deliver a product as directed by the customer. Shipping and handling costs that are charged to customers are included in net sales, and the Company’s costs associated with shipping and handling activities are included in cost of products sold.

 

A provision for anticipated returns, which are based upon historical returns and claims, is provided through a reduction of net sales and cost of products sold in the reporting period within which the related sales are recorded. Actual returns and claims experienced in a future period may differ from historical experience, and thus, the Company’s provision for anticipated returns at any given point in time may be over-funded or under-funded.

 

The Company recognizes revenue associated with unredeemed store credits and gift certificates at the earlier of their redemption by customers, their expiration or when their likelihood of redemption becomes remote, which is generally two years from the date of issuance. Revenue from sales made directly to consumers is recorded when the shipped products have been received by customers, and excludes sales taxes collected on behalf of governmental entities. Revenue from sales made to retailers is recorded when legal title has been passed to the customer based upon the terms of the customer’s purchase order, the Company’s sales invoice, or other associated relevant documents. Such terms usually stipulate that legal title will pass when the shipped products are no longer under the control of the Company, such as when the products are picked up at the Company’s facility by the customer or by a common carrier. Payment terms can vary from prepayment for sales made directly to consumers to payment due in arrears (generally, 60 days of being invoiced) for sales made to retailers.

 

Allowances Against Accounts Receivable: Revenue from sales made to retailers is reported net of allowances for anticipated returns and other allowances, including cooperative advertising allowances, warehouse allowances, placement fees, volume rebates, coupons and discounts. Such allowances are recorded commensurate with sales activity or using the straight-line method, as appropriate, and the cost of such allowances is netted against sales in reporting the results of operations. The provision for the majority of the Company’s allowances occurs on a per-invoice basis. When a customer requests to have an agreed-upon deduction applied against the customer’s outstanding balance due to the Company, the allowances are correspondingly reduced to reflect such payments or credits issued against the customer’s account balance. The Company analyzes the components of the allowances for customer deductions monthly and adjusts the allowances to the appropriate levels. Although the timing of funding requests for advertising support can cause the net balance in the allowance account to fluctuate from period to period, such timing has no impact on the consolidated statements of income since such costs are accrued commensurate with sales activity or using the straight-line method, as appropriate.

 

Uncollectible Accounts: To reduce the exposure to credit losses and to enhance the predictability of its cash flows, the Company assigns substantially all of its receivables under factoring agreements with CIT. In the event a factored receivable becomes uncollectible due to creditworthiness, CIT bears the risk of loss. The Company recognizes revenue net of the amount that is expected to be uncollectible on accounts receivable, if any, that are not assigned under the factoring agreements with CIT. The Company’s management makes estimates of the uncollectiblity of its non-factored accounts receivable by specifically analyzing the accounts receivable, historical bad debts, customer concentrations, customer creditworthiness, current economic trends and changes in its customers’ payment terms.

 

Credit Concentration: The Company’s accounts receivable at April 3, 2022 amounted to $23.2 million, net of allowances of $945,000. Of this amount, $21.1 million was due from CIT under the factoring agreements; an additional amount of $1.5 million was due from CIT as a negative balance outstanding under the revolving line of credit. The combined amount of $22.6 million represents the maximum loss that the Company could incur if CIT failed completely to perform its obligations under the factoring agreements and the revolving line of credit. The Company’s accounts receivable at March 28, 2021 amounted to $19.3 million, net of allowances of $723,000. Of this amount, $18.6 million was due from CIT under the factoring agreements; an additional amount of $602,000 was due from CIT as a negative balance outstanding under the revolving line of credit. The combined amount of $19.2 million represented the maximum loss that the Company could have incurred if CIT failed completely to perform its obligations under the factoring agreements and the revolving line of credit.

 

Other Accrued Liabilities: Other accrued liabilities amounted to $94,000 and $215,000 at April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively. Of these amounts, $35,000 and $85,000, respectively, reflected unearned revenue recorded for payments from customers that were received before the products ordered were received by the customers, and as of March 28, 2021, $14,000 and $6,000 reflected reserves for customer returns and unredeemed store credits and gift certificates, respectively.

 

F- 8

 

Inventory Valuation: The preparation of the Company's financial statements requires careful determination of the appropriate value of the Company's inventory balances. Such amounts are presented as a current asset in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and are a direct determinant of cost of products sold in the accompanying consolidated statements of income and, therefore, have a significant impact on the amount of net income reported in the accounting periods. The basis of accounting for inventories is cost, which includes the direct supplier acquisition cost, duties, taxes and freight, and the indirect costs to design, develop, source and store the product until it is sold. Once cost has been determined, the Company’s inventory is then stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value, with cost determined using the first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) method, which assumes that inventory quantities are sold in the order in which they are acquired.

 

The determination of the indirect charges and their allocation to the Company’s finished goods inventories is complex and requires significant management judgment and estimates. If management made different judgments or utilized different estimates, then differences would result in the valuation of the Company’s inventories and in the amount and timing of the Company’s cost of products sold and the resulting net income for the reporting period.

 

On a periodic basis, management reviews its inventory quantities on hand for obsolescence, physical deterioration, changes in price levels and the existence of quantities on hand which may not reasonably be expected to be sold within the Company’s normal operating cycle. To the extent that any of these conditions is believed to exist or the market value of the inventory expected to be realized in the ordinary course of business is otherwise no longer as great as its carrying value, an allowance against the inventory value is established. To the extent that this allowance is established or increased during an accounting period, an expense is recorded in cost of products sold in the Company’s consolidated statements of income. Only when inventory for which an allowance has been established is later sold or is otherwise disposed is the allowance reduced accordingly. Significant management judgment is required in determining the amount and adequacy of this allowance. In the event that actual results differ from management’s estimates or these estimates and judgments are revised in future periods, the Company may not fully realize the carrying value of its inventory or may need to establish additional allowances, either of which could materially impact the Company’s financial position and results of operations.

 

Leases: The Company capitalizes most of its operating lease obligations as right-of-use assets and recognizes corresponding liabilities. The Company elects to use the practical expedient that permits the Company to exclude short-term agreements of less than 12 months from capitalization. The Company is a party to various operating leases for offices, warehousing facilities and certain office equipment. The leases expire at various dates, have varying options to renew and cancel, and may contain escalation provisions. The Company recognizes as expense non-variable lease payments ratably over the lease term. The key estimates for the Company’s leases include the discount rate used to discount the unpaid lease payment to present value and the lease term. The Company’s leases generally do not include a readily determinable implicit rate; therefore, management determined the incremental borrowing rate to discount the lease payment based on the information available at lease commencement. For purposes of such estimates, a lease term includes the noncancellable period under the applicable lease.

 

Depreciation and Amortization: The accompanying consolidated balance sheets reflect property, plant and equipment, and certain intangible assets at cost less accumulated depreciation or amortization. The Company capitalizes additions and improvements and expenses maintenance and repairs as incurred. Depreciation and amortization are computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, which are three to eight years for property, plant and equipment, and five to twenty years for intangible assets other than goodwill. The Company amortizes improvements to its leased facilities over the term of the lease or the estimated useful life of the asset, whichever is shorter.

 

Patent Costs: The Company incurs certain legal and related costs in connection with patent applications. The Company capitalizes such costs to be amortized over the expected life of the patent to the extent that an economic benefit is anticipated from the resulting patent or an alternative future use is available to the Company. The Company also capitalizes legal and other costs incurred in the protection or defense of the Company’s patents when it is believed that the future economic benefit of the patent will be maintained or increased and a successful defense is probable. Capitalized patent defense costs are amortized over the remaining expected life of the related patent. The Company’s assessment of future economic benefit of its patents involves considerable management judgment, and a different conclusion could result in a material impairment charge up to the carrying value of these assets.

 

Valuation of Long-Lived Assets and Identifiable Intangible Assets: In addition to the depreciation and amortization procedures set forth above, the Company reviews for impairment long-lived asset groups and certain identifiable intangible asset groups whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of any asset group may not be recoverable. In the event of an impairment, the asset is written down to its fair value.

 

Royalty Payments: The Company has entered into agreements that provide for royalty payments based on a percentage of sales with certain minimum guaranteed amounts. These royalty amounts are accrued based upon historical sales rates adjusted for current sales trends by customers. Royalty expense is included in cost of products sold in the accompanying consolidated statements of income and amounted to $6.0 million and $5.7 million for fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

F- 9

 

Provision for Income Taxes: The Company’s provision for income taxes includes all currently payable federal, state, local and foreign taxes and is based upon the Company’s effective tax rate, which is based on the Company’s pre-tax income, as adjusted for certain expenses within the consolidated statements of income that will never be deductible on the Company’s tax returns and certain charges expected to be deducted on the Company’s tax returns that will never be deducted on the consolidated statements of income, multiplied by the statutory tax rates for the various jurisdictions in which the Company operates and reduced by certain anticipated tax credits. The Company files income tax returns in the many jurisdictions in which it operates, including the U.S., several U.S. states and the People’s Republic of China. The statute of limitations varies by jurisdiction; taxable years open to examination as of April 3, 2022 were the fiscal years ended April 3, 2022, March 28, 2021, March 29, 2020, March 31, 2019, April 1, 2018 and April 2, 2017.

 

Management evaluates items of income, deductions and credits reported on the Company’s various federal and state income tax returns filed and recognizes the effect of positions taken on those income tax returns only if those positions are more likely than not to be sustained. The Company applies the provisions of accounting guidelines that require a minimum recognition threshold that a tax benefit must meet before being recognized in the financial statements. Recognized income tax positions are measured at the largest amount that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized. Changes in recognition or measurement are reflected in the period in which the change in judgment occurs.

 

After considering all relevant information regarding the calculation of the state portion of its income tax provision, the Company believes that the technical merits of the tax position that the Company has taken with respect to state apportionment percentages would more likely than not be sustained. However, the Company also realizes that the ultimate resolution of such tax position could result in a tax charge that is more than the amount realized based upon the application of the tax position taken. Therefore, the Company’s measurement regarding the tax impact of the revised state apportionment percentages resulted in the Company recording discrete reserves for unrecognized tax liabilities during fiscal years 2022 and 2021 of $59,000 and $88,000, respectively, in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.

 

The Company’s policy is to accrue interest expense and penalties as appropriate on any estimated unrecognized tax liabilities as a charge to interest expense in the Company’s consolidated statements of income. During fiscal years 2022 and 2021, the Company accrued $50,000 and $56,000, respectively, for interest expense and penalties on the portion of the unrecognized tax liabilities for which the relevant statute of limitations remained unexpired.

 

In August 2020, the Company was notified by the Franchise Tax Board of the State of California (the “FTB”) of its intention to examine the Company’s California consolidated income tax returns for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2019, April 1, 2018 and April 2, 2017. Further, in February 2021, the Company was notified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service of its intention to examine the Company’s original and amended federal consolidated income tax returns for the fiscal year ended April 2, 2017. The ultimate resolution of these examinations could include administrative or legal proceedings. Although management believes that the calculations and positions taken on these consolidated income tax returns and all other filed income tax returns are reasonable and justifiable, the outcome of these or any other examination could result in an adjustment to the position that the Company took on such income tax returns. Such adjustment could also lead to adjustments to one or more other state income tax returns, or to income tax returns for subsequent fiscal years, or both. To the extent that the Company’s reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities is not adequate to support the cumulative effect of such adjustments, the Company could experience a material adverse impact on its future results of operations. Conversely, to the extent that the calculations and positions taken by the Company on the filed income tax returns under examination are sustained, the reversal of all or a portion of the Company’s reserve for unrecognized tax liabilities could result in a favorable impact on its future results of operations.

 

Advertising Costs: The Company’s advertising costs are primarily associated with cooperative advertising arrangements with certain of the Company’s customers and are recognized using the straight-line method based upon aggregate annual estimated amounts for these customers, with periodic adjustments to the actual amounts of authorized agreements. Advertising expense is included in marketing and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of income and amounted to $408,000 and $1.3 million for fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

Earnings Per Share: The Company calculates basic earnings per share by using a weighted average of the number of shares outstanding during the reporting periods. Diluted shares outstanding are calculated in accordance with the treasury stock method, which assumes that the proceeds from the exercise of all exercisable options would be used to repurchase shares at market value. The net number of shares issued after the exercise proceeds are exhausted represents the potentially dilutive effect of the exercisable options, which are added to basic shares to arrive at diluted shares.

 

Reclassifications: The Company has classified certain prior year information to conform to the amounts presented in the
current year. None of the changes impact the Company’s previously reported financial position or results of operations.

 

F- 10

 

Recently-Issued Accounting Standards: In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, the objective of which is to provide financial statement users with more information about the expected credit losses on financial instruments and other commitments to extend credit held by an entity. Current GAAP requires an “incurred loss” methodology for recognizing credit losses that delays recognition until it is probable that a loss has been incurred. Because this methodology restricted the recognition of credit losses that are expected, but did not yet meet the “probable” threshold, ASU No. 2016-13 was issued to require the consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information when determining estimates of credit losses.

 

ASU No. 2016-13 is to be applied using a modified retrospective approach, and the ASU could have been early-adopted in the fiscal year that began after December 15, 2018. When issued, ASU No. 2016-13 was required to be adopted no later than the fiscal year beginning after December 15, 2019, but on November 15, 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-10, Financial Instruments Credit Losses (Topic 326), Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815), and Leases (Topic 842): Effective Dates, which provided for the deferral of the effective date of ASU No. 2016-13 for registrants that are a smaller reporting company to the first interim period of the fiscal year beginning after December 15, 2022. Accordingly, the Company intends to adopt ASU No. 2016-13 effective as of April 3, 2023. Although the Company has not determined the full impact of the adoption of ASU No. 2016-13, because the Company assigns the majority of its trade accounts receivable under factoring agreements with CIT, the Company does not believe that the adoption of the ASU will have a significant impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations and related disclosures.

 

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740) Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, the objective of which was to simplify the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740. The ASU amended the FASB ASC in order to improve the consistent application of and simplify GAAP for other areas of Topic 740 by clarifying and amending the existing guidance. The amendments contained in ASU No. 2019-12 were required to be adopted for public entities in the first interim period of the fiscal year beginning after December 15, 2020. Accordingly, the Company adopted ASU No. 2019-12 effective as of March 29, 2021, which did not have a significant impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations and related disclosures.

 

The Company has determined that all other ASU’s issued which had become effective as of June 2, 2022, or which will become effective at some future date, are not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

 

Note 3 Inventories

 

Major classes of inventory were as follows (in thousands):

 

  

April 3, 2022

  

March 28, 2021

 

Raw Materials

 $28  $453 

Work in Process

  -   19 

Finished Goods

  20,625   19,863 

Total inventory

 $20,653  $20,335 

 

F- 11

 

 

Note 4 Carousel Designs

 

During fiscal 2021 and the first 54 days of fiscal 2022, Carousel manufactured and marketed infant and toddler bedding directly to consumers online from a facility in Douglasville, Georgia. During the Company’s review for impairment of its long-lived asset groups and certain identifiable intangible asset groups as of March 28, 2021, management evaluated Carousel’s history of operating and cash flow losses and concluded that such losses were likely to continue. The Company developed the fair value of each of Carousel’s long-lived asset groups by using a combination of income, cost and market approaches. The result of this evaluation was management’s determination that the carrying value of Carousel’s long-lived asset group exceeded its fair value, which required the Company to impair Carousel’s long-lived asset group to its fair value and to recognize a related loss from the impairment of Carousel’s long-lived asset group during the fiscal year ended March 28, 2021, as follows (in thousands):

 

                  

Impairment

 
  

Amounts as of March 28, 2021

  

Loss

 
      

Accumulated

          

Fiscal

 
  

Gross

  

Depreciation

  

Carrying

  

Fair Value

  

Year

 
  

Amount

  

or Amortization

  

Value

  

Amount

  

2021

 

Property, plant and equipment

                    

Vehicle

 $21  $16  $5  $-  $5 

Leasehold improvements

  5   4   1   -   1 

Machinery and equipment

  1,173   577   596   24   572 

Total property, plant and equipment

  1,199   597   602   24   578 

Amortizable intangible assets:

                    

Tradename

  1,100   269   831   -   831 

Developed technology

  1,100   403   697   -   697 

Non-compete covenants

  360   264   96   -   96 

Total amortizable intangible assets

  2,560   936   1,624   -   1,624 

Operating lease liabilities, current

  32   -   32   -   32 

Total long-lived assets

 $3,791  $1,533  $2,258  $24  $2,234 

 

On May 5, 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved the closure of Carousel due to its high costs, declining sales and operating and cash flow losses, as well as management’s determination that, due to post-COVID-19 competitive pressures in the infant, toddler and juvenile products segment within the consumer products industry, such losses were likely to continue. Accordingly, the operations of Carousel ceased on May 21, 2021.

 

During the fiscal year ended April 3, 2022, Carousel experienced a gross loss of $689,000, which was the result of the sale of inventory below cost and the recognition of charges of $334,000 related to the settlement with a supplier of a commitment to purchase fabric and $265,000 associated with the liquidation of Carousel’s remaining inventory upon the closure of the business.

 

 

Note 5 - Financing Arrangements

 

Factoring Agreements: To reduce its exposure to credit losses, the Company assigns substantially all of its trade accounts receivable to CIT pursuant to factoring agreements, which have expiration dates that are coterminous with that of the financing agreement described below. Under the terms of the factoring agreements, CIT remits customer payments to the Company as such payments are received by CIT.

 

CIT bears credit losses with respect to assigned accounts receivable from approved shipments, while the Company bears the responsibility for adjustments from customers related to returns, allowances, claims and discounts. CIT may at any time terminate or limit its approval of shipments to a particular customer. If such a termination or limitation occurs, the Company either assumes (and may seek to mitigate) the credit risk for shipments to the customer after the date of such termination or limitation or discontinues shipments to the customer. Factoring fees, which are included in marketing and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of income, were $344,000 and $291,000 during fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. There were no advances on the factoring agreements at April 3, 2022 or March 28, 2021.

 

Credit Facility: The Company’s credit facility at April 3, 2022 consisted of a revolving line of credit under a financing agreement of up to $26.0 million, which includes a $1.5 million sub-limit for letters of credit, bearing interest at the rate of prime minus 0.5% or LIBOR plus 1.75%, and which is secured by a first lien on all assets of the Company. On May 13, 2021, the Company and CIT entered into an agreement whereby CIT’s lien on Carousel’s assets was automatically released upon the sale of such assets.

 

F- 12

 

The financing agreement was scheduled to mature on July 11, 2022, but on May 31, 2021 the financing agreement was amended to extend the maturity date to July 11, 2025 and to change the interest rates to prime minus 1.0% or LIBOR plus 1.5%, effective as of May 31, 2021. The financing agreement was also amended on June 2, 2022 to transition from the LIBOR reference rate to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) plus 1.6%. As of April 3, 2022, the Company had elected to pay interest on balances owed under the revolving line of credit, if any, under the LIBOR option, which was 1.95% as of April 3, 2022. The financing agreement also provides for the payment by CIT to the Company of interest on daily negative balances, if any, held by CIT at the rate of prime as of the beginning of the calendar month minus 2.0%, which was 1.5% as of April 3, 2022.

 

As of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, there was no balance owed on the revolving line of credit, there was no letter of credit outstanding and $26.0 million was available under the revolving line of credit based on the Company’s eligible accounts receivable and inventory balances.

 

The financing agreement contains usual and customary covenants for agreements of that type, including limitations on other indebtedness, liens, transfers of assets, investments and acquisitions, merger or consolidation transactions, transactions with affiliates, and changes in or amendments to the organizational documents for the Company and its subsidiaries. The Company believes it was in compliance with these covenants as of April 3, 2022.

 

Paycheck Protection Program Loan: On April 19, 2020, the Company executed a Note (the “Note”) in connection with a loan made pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”), which is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) and the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The Note was entered into with CIT Bank, N.A. (the “Lender”) for the principal amount of $1,963,800 and bore a 1.0% interest rate.

 

As authorized by the provisions of the CARES Act, the Company applied to the Lender for forgiveness of the PPP Loan. The Note would have matured on April 20, 2022, but on May 20, 2021, the PPP Loan was forgiven in full and the SBA remitted to the Lender on that date the principal amount of the Note of $1,963,800 and interest of $21,000 that had accrued from the funding date of April 20, 2020 through the forgiveness date of May 20, 2021. During 2022, the Company recorded a gain on extinguishment of debt in the amount of $1,985,000 associated with the forgiveness of the PPP Loan, which has been presented below income from operations in the accompanying consolidated statements of income. Because the Note was forgiven during the fiscal year ending April 3, 2022, it was classified a current liability in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet as of March 28, 2021.

 

 

Note 6 Retirement Plan

 

The Company sponsors a defined contribution retirement savings plan with a cash or deferred arrangement (the “401(k) Plan”), as provided by Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”). The 401(k) Plan covers substantially all employees, who may elect to contribute a portion of their compensation to the 401(k) Plan, subject to maximum amounts and percentages as prescribed in the Code. Each calendar year, the Board determines the portion, if any, of employee contributions that will be matched by the Company. For calendar years 2022, 2021 and 2020, the Board established the employer matching contributions at 100% of the first 2% of employee contributions and 50% of the next 3% of employee contributions to the 401(k) Plan. If an employee separates from the Company prior to the full vesting of the funds in their account, then the unvested portion of the matching employer amount in their account is forfeited when the employee receives a distribution from their account. The Company utilizes such forfeitures as an offset to the aggregate matching contributions. The Company's matching contributions to the 401(k) Plan, net of the utilization of forfeitures, were $289,000 and $266,000 for fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively.

 

 

Note 7 Goodwill, Customer Relationships and Other Intangible Assets

 

Goodwill: Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of net identifiable assets acquired in business combinations. For the purpose of presenting and measuring for the impairment of goodwill, the Company has two reporting units: one that produces and markets infant and toddler bedding, blankets and accessories and another that produces and markets infant and toddler bibs, developmental toys, bath care and disposable products. The goodwill of the reporting units of the Company as of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021 amounted to $30.0 million, which is reflected in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets net of accumulated impairment charges of $22.9 million, for a net reported balance of $7.1 million.

 

F- 13

 

The Company measures for impairment the goodwill within its reporting units annually as of the first day of the Company’s fiscal year. An additional interim measurement for impairment is performed during the year whenever an event or change in circumstances occurs that suggests that the fair value of either of the reporting units of the Company has more likely than not (defined as having a likelihood of greater than 50%) fallen below its carrying value. The annual or interim measurement for impairment is performed by first assessing qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If such qualitative factors so indicate, then the measurement for impairment is continued by calculating an estimate of the fair value of each reporting unit and comparing the estimated fair value to the carrying value of the reporting unit. If the carrying value exceeds the estimated fair value of the reporting unit, then an impairment charge is calculated as the difference between the carrying value of the reporting unit and its estimated fair value, not to exceed the goodwill of the reporting unit.

 

On March 29, 2021, the Company performed the annual measurement for impairment of the goodwill of its reporting units and concluded that the estimated fair value of each of the Company’s reporting units exceeded their carrying values, and thus the goodwill of the Company’s reporting units was not impaired as of that date.

 

Other Intangible Assets: Other intangible assets as of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021consisted primarily of the fair value of identifiable assets acquired in business combinations other than tangible assets and goodwill. The gross amount and accumulated amortization of the Company’s other intangible assets as of April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, the amortization expense for fiscal years ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021 and the classification of such amortization expense within the accompanying consolidated statements of income are as follows (in thousands):

 

                  

Amortization Expense

 
  

Gross Amount

  

Accumulated Amortization

  

Fiscal Year Ended

 
  

April 3,

  

March 28,

  

April 3,

  

March 28,

  

April 3,

  

March 28,

 
  

2022

  

2021

  

2022

  

2021

  

2022

  

2021

 

Tradename and trademarks

 $2,567  $2,567  $1,885  $1,722  $163  $244 

Developed technology

  -   -   -   -   -   110 

Non-compete covenants

  98   98   98   93   5   79 

Patents

  1,601   1,601   1,003   950   53   61 

Customer relationships

  7,374   7,374   6,000   5,712   288   296 

Total other intangible assets

 $11,640  $11,640  $8,986  $8,477  $509  $790 
                         

Classification within the accompanying consolidated statements of income:

             

Cost of products sold

                 $5  $7 

Marketing and administrative expenses

               504   783 

Total amortization expense

                 $509  $790 

 

The Company estimates that its amortization expense will be $481,000, $481,000, $417,000, $302,000 and $275,000 in fiscal years 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027, respectively.

 

 

Note 8 Leases

 

The Company made cash payments related to its recognized operating leases of $1.9 million and $1.8 million during the fiscal years ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively. Such payments reduced the operating lease liabilities and were included in the cash flows provided by operating activities in the accompanying consolidated statements of cash flows. As of April 3, 2022, the Company’s operating leases have a weighted-average discount rate 3.6% and a weighted-average remaining lease term of 1.8 years.

 

During the fiscal years ended April 3, 2022 and March 28, 2021, the Company classified its operating lease costs within the accompanying consolidated statements of income as follows (in thousands):

 

  

2022

  

2021

 

Cost of products sold

 $1,598  $1,691 

Marketing and administrative expenses

  164   202 

Total operating lease costs

 $1,762  $1,893 

 

F- 14

 

The maturities of the Company’s operating lease liabilities as of April 3, 2022 are as follows (in thousands):

 

Fiscal Year

    

2023

 $1,896 

2024

  491 

2025

  187 

2026

  158 

Total undiscounted operating lease payments

  2,732 

Less imputed interest

  91 

Operating lease liabilities - net

 $2,641 

 

 

Note 9 Stock-based Compensation

 

The Company has three incentive stock plans, the 2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “2006 Plan”), the 2014 Omnibus Equity Compensation Plan (the “2014 Plan”) and the 2021 Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”). As a result of the approval of the 2014 Plan by the Company’s stockholders at the Company’s 2014 annual meeting, and the 2021 Plan by the Company’s stockholders at the Company’s 2021 annual meeting, grants may no longer be issued under either the 2006 Plan or the 2014 Plan.

 

The Company believes that awards of long-term, equity-based incentive compensation will attract and retain directors, officers and employees of the Company and will encourage these individuals to contribute to the successful performance of the Company, which will lead to the achievement of the Company’s overall goal of increasing stockholder value. Awards granted under the 2021 Plan may be in the form of incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, shares of restricted or unrestricted stock, stock units, stock appreciation rights, or other stock-based awards. Awards may be granted subject to the achievement of performance goals or other conditions, and certain awards may be payable in stock or cash, or a combination of the two. The 2021 Plan is administered by the Compensation Committee of the Board (the “Compensation Committee”), which selects eligible employees, non-employee directors and other individuals to participate in the 2021 Plan and determines the type, amount, duration (such duration not to exceed a term of ten (10) years for grants of stock options) and other terms of individual awards. At April 3, 2022, 972,000 shares of the Company’s common stock were available for future issuance under the 2021 Plan, which may be issued from authorized and unissued shares of the Company’s common stock or treasury shares.

 

Stock-based compensation is calculated according to FASB ASC Topic 718, Compensation Stock Compensation, which requires stock-based compensation to be accounted for using a fair-value-based measurement. During fiscal years 2022 and 2021, the Company recorded $834,000 and $394,000 of stock-based compensation, respectively. The Company records the compensation expense associated with stock-based awards granted to individuals in the same expense classifications as the cash compensation paid to those same individuals. No stock-based compensation costs were capitalized as part of the cost of an asset as of April 3, 2022.

 

Stock Options: The following table represents stock option activity for fiscal years 2022 and 2021:

 

  

2022

  

2021

 
  

Weighted-

      

Weighted-

     
  

Average

  

Number of

  

Average

  

Number of

 
  

Exercise

  

Options

  

Exercise

  

Options

 
  

Price

  

Outstanding

  

Price

  

Outstanding

 

Outstanding at Beginning of Period

 $6.84   567,500  $6.86   517,500 

Granted

  7.98   158,000   5.81   185,000 

Exercised

  7.72   (70,000)  7.27   (135,000)

Forfeited

  4.84   (20,000)  -   - 

Outstanding at End of Period

  7.39   635,500   6.84   567,500 

Exercisable at End of Period

  7.50   390,000   7.84   320,000 

 

As of April 3, 2022, the intrinsic value of the outstanding and exercisable stock options was $205,000 and $126,000, respectively. The Company did not receive any cash from the exercise of stock options during fiscal years 2022 or 2021. Upon the exercise of stock options, participants may choose to surrender to the Company those shares from the option exercise necessary to satisfy the exercise amount and their income tax withholding obligations that arise from the option exercise. The effect on the cash flow of the Company from these “cashless” option exercises is that the Company remits cash on behalf of the participant to satisfy his or her income tax withholding obligations. The Company used cash to remit the required income tax withholding amounts from “cashless” option exercises of $67,000 and $162,000 during fiscal years 2022 and 2021, respectively. As of March 28, 2021, the intrinsic value of the outstanding and exercisable stock options was $668,000 and $139,000, respectively.

 

F- 15

 

To determine the estimated fair value of stock options granted, the Company uses the Black-Scholes-Merton valuation formula, which is a closed-form model that uses an equation to estimate fair value. The following table sets forth the assumptions used to determine the fair value of the non-qualified stock options awarded to certain employees during fiscal years 2022 and 2021, which options vest over a two-year period, assuming continued service.

 

  

Fiscal Year Ended

 
  

April 3, 2022

  

March 28, 2021

 

Number of options issued

  158,000   75,000   110,000 

Grant date

 

June 9, 2021

  

January 4, 2021

  

June 10, 2020

 

Dividend yield

  4.00%  4.50%  6.50%

Expected volatility

  35.00%  35.00%  30.00%

Risk free interest rate

  0.530%  0.260%  0.275%

Contractual term (years)

  10.00   10.00   10.00 

Expected term (years)

  4.00   4.00   4.00 

Forfeiture rate

  5.00%  5.00%  5.00%

Exercise price (grant-date closing price) per option

 $