Tel Aviv, June 25, 2020 – Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. (DELT/Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, DELTY.PK/OTCQX), the global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children, as well as leisurewear, activewear and denim, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. The Company noted that despite the increase in sales due to the Bogart acquisition completed in July 2019, as well as rising web and e-commerce customer sales, its first quarter 2020 sales were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of the actions above, and due to a strong expected operating cash flow in the second quarter, the company estimated its cash balance as of June 24, 2020 to be approximately $220 million.
The Company joined the fight against COVID-19 by producing 4 million facemasks for European emergency service personnel and other customers.
As a result of the global impact of COVID-19, and due to the prolonged shutdown of stores in Delta Galil’s main markets, the Company expects its Q2 sales and profit decline to be more significant than Q1; however, the Company expects a much stronger and a profitable second half of the year with a gradual return to normal operations.
Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil: “These are truly unprecedented times, where our business and Q1 results have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, we’ve seen a sustained increase in e-commerce sales in all of our operating segments, demonstrating the continued strength of our diversified business and Omni-channel model. We had a very good improvement in our operating cash flow due to tight management of our working capital. And continuing the positive trend from last year, Delta Israel had significant improvement in profitability, despite COVID-19.
I am pleased that through our strong leadership team we were able to identify and implement necessary adjustments to our business where we could, while remaining focused on delivering our core value proposition to our customers and shareholders. In addition, we've launched a comprehensive restructuring plan, which covers all of our operating segments. As a result, and with a strong balance sheet in hand, we are well positioned to emerge from this challenging period and continue our growth in a post-COVID world.”
Delta Galil noted that the disruption caused by COVID-19 and related business closures and public quarantine measures resulted in decreased sales volume, primarily with several major DGUSA customers and lower retails sales due store closures, which were partially offset by higher web and e-commerce customer sales. The impact of COVID-19 reduced first quarter sales and EBIT by approximately $53 million and $23 million, respectively. Among other factors impacted by COVID-19, the Company also experienced increased costs related to bad debts, but was able to reduce SG&A expenses. The Company implemented a number of initiatives to reduce operational costs that it will continue to benefit from in subsequent periods, including:
The Company expects that its financial results in the second quarter of 2020 will continue to be affected by the business disruptions caused by the pandemic. The Company said it will continue to take the necessary actions across its business to streamline its operations, optimize production capabilities and productivity, reduce overhead, and improve its competitive position going forward. These measures are expected to result in restructuring expenses of approximately $40 million, of which approximately $36 million will be in cash, (and approximately $23 million of that will be paid during 2020) and $4.0 million of non-cash expenses related to write down of fixed assets.
The Company reported sales of $332.7 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $365.4 million in the first quarter last year, representing a 9% decrease. The decrease was mainly driven by a reduction in sales in all business segments and markets, partially offset by increased sales to certain customers, including $38.1 million in sales attributable to the Bogart acquisition.
Operating loss was $28.8 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to operating income of $10.4 million in the first quarter of 2019. Operating loss for the 2020 first quarter included bad debt expenses of $7.0 million, a write-down of intangible assets (including IFRS 16 impairment) of $12.8 million, and deal costs related to the Brayola acquisition of $0.1 million. Excluding non-recurring items, operating loss was $15.8 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to operating income of $10.4 million in the comparable period last year.
Net loss was $30.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to net income of $3.0 million for the first quarter last year. Excluding non-recurring items net of tax, net loss was $20.0 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to net income of $3.0 million in the comparable period last year.
Diluted loss per share was ($1.19) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.12 for the first quarter of 2019. Before one-time items, diluted loss per share was ($0.78) for the first quarter of 2020, compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.12 for the comparable period last year.
EBITDA was $7.6 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to $30.6 million in the first quarter of 2019.
Operating cash flow improved $10.3 million to $7.5 million in the first quarter of 2020, from negative $2.8 million in the first quarter of 2019. Excluding IFRS 16, operating cash flow improved $8.4 million to negative $7.8 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to negative $16.2 million in the comparable period last year.
Net financial debt as of March 31, 2020 was $366.4 million, compared to $361.8 million as of March 31, 2019.
Equity on March 31, 2020 was $457.3 million, compared to $456.1 million a year prior.
The Company does not currently anticipate declaring a dividend for the remainder of the fiscal year.
As a result of the global impact of COVID-19, and the continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, Delta Galil is not providing financial guidance for fiscal 2020 at this time.
Starting January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the new lease accounting standards set forth in IFRS 16. This requires that certain leases, which were accounted for as operating leases be treated as capital leases going forward. Certain leases will be reclassified as assets and liabilities on the balance sheet, which will yield increased depreciation and interest expense, offset by a reduction in rental expense.
Delta Galil Industries is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children. Since its inception in 1975, the Company has continually strived to create products that follow a body-before-fabric philosophy, placing equal emphasis on comfort, aesthetics and quality. Delta Galil develops innovative seamless apparel including bras, shapewear and socks; intimate apparel for women; extensive lines of underwear for men and branded Men’s underwear including the brands Schiesser, Eminence, Athena & Liabel; babywear, activewear, sleepwear such as the PJ Salvage brand, and leisurewear. Delta Galil also designs, develops, markets and sells branded denim and apparel under the brand 7 For All Mankind®, and ladies apparel under the brands Splendid® and Ella Moss®, among others. In addition, it sells its products under brand names licensed to the company, including: Wilson, Maidenform, Tommy Hilfiger and others. For more information, visit www.deltagalil.com.
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