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Unifi Announces First Quarter Results

October 24, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) today released preliminary operating results for its first fiscal quarter ended September 23, 2012. The Company reported net income of $2.3 million, or $0.11 per share, which increased compared to net income of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per share, for the prior year fiscal quarter ended September 25, 2011. Net sales increased $2 million, or 1.1%, to $173 million for the September 2012 quarter compared to net sales of $171 million for the September 2011 quarter.

Highlights for the September 2012 quarter over prior year quarter results include:

  • Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) improved $5.7 million to $13.8 million;
  • Volume improved 6.7% primarily due to recovery in our international operations;
  • Gross profit improved $6.2 million as a result of volume and conversion margin improvements; and,
  • Interest expense dropped $2.9 million as a result of the $44 million reduction in outstanding debt since September 2011 and significantly lower borrowing rates from the debt refinancing in May 2012.

Results for the quarter versus the prior year quarter were negatively impacted by a $3.8 million reduction in earnings from the Company’s equity investment in Parkdale America, related primarily to softness in the cotton apparel market.

“I am pleased with the strong start to our fiscal year, especially in what remains an uncertain economy and a relatively flat retail unit sales environment,” said Bill Jasper, Chairman and CEO of Unifi. “Our focus remains on execution and continuously improving the things we can control, such as cost, inventory management and process efficiency and flexibility improvements. As a result of this focus, we are beginning our 2013 fiscal year with a healthy balance sheet and a flexible capital structure to support our current strategies.”

Cash-on-hand as of September 23, 2012 was $12.6 million, an increase of $1.7 million compared to $10.9 million cash-on-hand as of June 24, 2012. Total debt at the end of the September 2012 quarter was $120.0 million with a weighted average interest rate of 4.2%.

“Although September 2012 was a strong quarter for the Company and business fundamentals remain positive, we are cautious about the rest of the fiscal year,” said Ron Smith, Chief Financial Officer of Unifi. “We are entering the holiday season with an uncertain retail forecast and are expecting an escalating raw material cost environment over the next few months, which will put temporary pressure on margins. Nevertheless, we feel confident in the strength of our underlying business and anticipate continued improvements in our international businesses as we move through the fiscal year.”

The Company will provide additional commentary regarding its first quarter results during its earnings conference call on October 25, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will be webcast live at http://investor.unifi.com/ and be available for replay approximately two hours after the live event and archived for up to twelve months. Additional supporting materials and information related to the call, as well as the Company’s financial results for the September 2012 quarter will also be available at http://investor.unifi.com/.

Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials. The Company adds value to the supply chain and enhances consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages. Key Unifi brands include, but are not limited to: AIO® – all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEK®, A.M.Y.®, MYNX® UV, REPREVE®, REFLEXX®, MICROVISTA® and SATURA®. Unifi’s yarns and brands are readily found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications. For more information about Unifi, visit www.unifi.com, or to learn more about REPREVE®, visit the new website www.repreve.com.

                                                     Financial Statements to Follow

                                            CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
                                       (amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

                                                       September                           June 24,
                                                       23, 2012                               2012
                                                      ----------                          ---------
                         ASSETS
    Cash and cash equivalents                                                    $12,592             $10,886
    Receivables, net                                                              95,549              99,236
    Inventories                                                                  116,710             112,750
    Income taxes receivable                                                          382                 596
    Deferred income taxes                                                          6,476               7,807
    Other current assets                                                           6,468               6,722
                                                                                   -----               -----
    Total current assets                                                         238,177             237,997
                                                                                 -------             -------

    Property, plant and equipment,
     net                                                                         122,133             127,090
    Deferred income taxes                                                          1,414               1,290
    Intangible assets, net                                                         9,232               9,771
    Investments in unconsolidated
     affiliates                                                                   95,185              95,763
    Other non-current assets                                                      10,169              10,322
                                                                                  ------              ------
    Total assets                                                                $476,310            $482,233
                                                                                ========            ========

              LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS'
                          EQUITY
    Accounts payable                                                             $44,569             $48,541
    Accrued expenses                                                              11,094              14,402
    Income taxes payable                                                             464               1,332
    Current portion of long-term debt                                              7,200               7,237
                                                                                   -----               -----
    Total current liabilities                                                     63,327              71,512
                                                                                  ------              ------
    Long-term debt                                                               112,750             114,315
    Other long-term liabilities                                                    5,569               4,832
    Deferred income taxes                                                            831                 794
                                                                                     ---                 ---
    Total liabilities                                                            182,477             191,453
                                                                                 -------             -------
    Commitments and contingencies

    Common stock, $0.10 par
     (500,000,000 shares authorized,
    20,095,094 and 20,090,094 shares
     outstanding)                                                                  2,010               2,009
    Capital in excess of par value                                                35,100              34,723
    Retained earnings                                                            255,057             252,763
    Accumulated other comprehensive
     income                                                                          445                  28
                                                                                     ---                 ---
    Total Unifi, Inc. shareholders'
     equity                                                                      292,612             289,523
    Non-controlling interest                                                       1,221               1,257
                                                                                   -----               -----
    Total shareholders' equity                                                   293,833             290,780
                                                                                 -------             -------
    Total liabilities and
     shareholders' equity                                                       $476,310            $482,233
                                                                                ========            ========

                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (Unaudited)
                        (amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)

                                                      For The Three Months Ended
                                                      --------------------------
                                                September 23,              September 25,
                                                     2012                       2011
                                               -------------              -------------
    Net
     sales                                                      $172,900                 $171,013
    Cost of
     sales                                                       154,880                  159,183
                                                                 -------                  -------
    Gross
     profit                                                       18,020                   11,830
     Selling,
     general
     and
     administrative
     expenses                                                     11,147                   10,371
     Provision
     for
     bad
     debts                                                           110                      205
    Other
     operating
     expense
     (income),
     net                                                             581                      (41)
                                                                     ---                      ---
     Operating
     income                                                        6,182                    1,295

     Interest
     income                                                         (124)                    (647)
     Interest
     expense                                                       1,444                    4,380
    Loss on
     extinguishment
     of
     debt                                                            242                      462
    Equity
     in
     earnings
     of
     unconsolidated
     affiliates                                                     (671)                  (3,459)
    Income
     before
     income
     taxes                                                         5,291                      559
     Provision
     for
     income
     taxes                                                         3,233                      273
                                                                   -----                      ---
    Net
     income
     including
     non-
     controlling
     interest                                                     $2,058                     $286
    Less:
     net
     (loss)
     attributable
     to
     non-
     controlling
     interest                                                       (236)                       -
                                                                    ----                      ---
    Net
     income
     attributable
     to
     Unifi,
     Inc.                                                         $2,294                     $286
                                                                  ======                     ====

    Net
     income
     attributable
     to
     Unifi,
     Inc.
     per
     common
     share:
    Basic                                                          $0.11                    $0.01
    Diluted                                                        $0.11                    $0.01

                                                         CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
                                                                            (amounts in thousands)

                                                                                                                         For The Three Months Ended
                                                                                                                         --------------------------
                                                                                                            September 23, 2012                  September 25, 2011
                                                                                                            ------------------                  ------------------
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                                                                                     $10,886                     $27,490
    Operating activities:
    Net income including non-controlling interest                                                                                        2,058                         286
    Adjustments to reconcile net income including
       non-controlling interest to net cash provided by
       operating activities:
    Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates                                                                                       (671)                     (3,459)
    Dividends received from unconsolidated affiliates                                                                                    2,224                       2,005
    Depreciation and amortization expense                                                                                                6,517                       6,782
    Loss on extinguishment of debt                                                                                                         242                         462
    Non-cash compensation expense, net                                                                                                     621                         243
    Deferred income taxes                                                                                                                1,418                        (718)
    Other                                                                                                                                   23                          63
    Changes in assets and liabilities, excluding effects
       of foreign currency adjustments:
    Receivables, net                                                                                                                     3,602                         403
    Inventories                                                                                                                         (4,003)                     (7,386)
    Other current assets and income taxes                                                                                                  600                        (129)
       receivable
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses                                                                                               (7,204)                      2,622
    Income taxes payable                                                                                                                (1,046)                        647
                                                                                                                                        ------                         ---
              Net cash provided by operating activities                                                                                  4,381                       1,821
                                                                                                                                         -----                       -----
    Investing activities:
    Capital expenditures                                                                                                                (1,091)                     (1,122)
    Investments in unconsolidated affiliates                                                                                                 -                        (360)
    Proceeds from sale of assets                                                                                                            36                         173
    Other                                                                                                                                  (41)                          -
                                                                                                                                           ---                         ---
    Net cash used in investing activities                                                                                               (1,096)                     (1,309)
                                                                                                                                        ------                      ------
    Financing activities:
    Payments of notes payable                                                                                                                -                     (10,288)
    Proceeds from revolving credit facilities                                                                                           17,500                      58,800
    Payments on revolving credit facilities                                                                                            (14,000)                    (53,500)
    Payments on term loans                                                                                                              (6,450)                          -
    Proceeds from related party term loan                                                                                                1,250                           -
    Payments of debt financing fees                                                                                                        (46)                          -
    Contributions from non-controlling interest                                                                                            200                           -
    Other                                                                                                                                   (9)                         49
                                                                                                                                           ---                         ---
    Net cash used in financing activities                                                                                               (1,555)                     (4,939)
                                                                                                                                        ------                      ------

    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and                                                                                            (24)                     (3,242)
       cash equivalents

    Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash                                                                                             1,706                      (7,669)
       equivalents

    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                                                                                         $12,592                     $19,821
                                                                                                                                       =======                     =======

                 RECONCILIATIONS OF NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO UNIFI, INC. TO ADJUSTED EBITDA (Unaudited)
                                                  (amounts in thousands)

    The reconciliations of Net income attributable to Unifi, Inc. to EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Including Equity Affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA
     are as follows:

                                                               For the Three Months Ended
                                                               --------------------------
                                                  September 23, 2012                 September 25, 2011
                                                  ------------------                 ------------------
    Net income attributable to
     Unifi, Inc.                                                             $2,294                                                  $286
    Provision for income taxes                                                3,233                                                   273
    Interest expense, net                                                     1,320                                                 3,733
    Depreciation and amortization
     expense                                                                  6,333                                                 6,561
                                                                              -----                                                 -----
    EBITDA                                                                   13,180                                                10,853

    Loss on extinguishment of
     debt                                                                       242                                                   462
    Non-cash compensation
     expense, net                                                               621                                                   243
    Other                                                                       453                                                    43
                                                                                ---                                                   ---
    Adjusted EBITDA Including
     Equity Affiliates                                                       14,496                                                11,601

    Equity in earnings of
     unconsolidated affiliates                                                 (671)                                               (3,459)
                                                                               ----                                                ------
    Adjusted EBITDA                                                         $13,825                                                $8,142
                                                                            =======                                                ======

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Included in this presentation are certain non-GAAP financial measures designed to complement the financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) because management believes such measures are useful to investors.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income or loss attributable to Unifi, Inc. before income tax expense, net interest expense, and depreciation and amortization expense (excluding interest portion of amortization). Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude non-cash compensation expense net of distributions, gains or losses on extinguishment of debt and certain other adjustments. Other adjustments include gains or losses on sales or disposals of property, plant and equipment, currency and derivative gains or losses, and certain other operating or non-operating income or expense items. Adjusted EBITDA represents Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates adjusted to exclude equity in earnings and losses of unconsolidated affiliates. We present Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of our operating performance and ability to service debt. We also present Adjusted EBITDA because we believe such measure is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry and in measuring the ability of issuers to meet debt service obligations.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA are alternative views of performance used by management and we believe that investors’ understanding of our performance is enhanced by disclosing these performance measures. Our management uses Adjusted EBITDA: (i) as a measurement of operating performance because it assists us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis as it removes the impact of (a) items directly related to our asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) and (b) unusual items that we would not expect to occur as a part of our normal business on a regular basis; (ii) for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; (iii) as a valuation measure for evaluating our operating performance and our capacity to incur and service debt, fund capital expenditures and expand our business; and (iv) as one measure in determining the value of other acquisitions and dispositions. Adjusted EBITDA is also a key performance metric utilized in the determination of variable compensation.

We believe that the use of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates, and Adjusted EBITDA as operating performance measures provides investors and analysts with a measure of operating results unaffected by differences in capital structures, capital investment cycles, and ages of related assets, among otherwise comparable companies. We also believe Adjusted EBITDA is an appropriate supplemental measure of debt service capacity, because cash expenditures on interest are, by definition, available to pay interest, and tax expense is inversely correlated to interest expense because tax expense decreases as deductible interest expense increases; depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges. Equity in earnings and losses of unconsolidated affiliates is excluded because such earnings or losses do not reflect our operating performance. The other items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are excluded in order to better reflect the performance of our continuing operations.

In evaluating EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates and Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates, and Adjusted EBITDA are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as alternatives to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity.

Each of our Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates measures has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are:

  • it does not reflect our cash expenditures, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
  • it does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
  • it does not reflect the significant interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and our Adjusted EBITDA (or our Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates) measure does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
  • it is not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows;
  • it does not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not indicative of our ongoing operations;
  • it does not reflect limitations on or costs related to transferring earnings from our subsidiaries to us; and
  • other companies in our industry may calculate this measure differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, neither of Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA including equity affiliates should be considered as a measure of discretionary cash available to us to invest in the growth of our business or as a measure of cash that will be available to us to meet our obligations, including those under our outstanding debt obligations. You should compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA only as supplemental information.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about the financial condition and results of operations of Unifi, Inc. (the “Company”) that are based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management’s beliefs and assumptions. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s judgment only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Factors that may cause actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to, availability, sourcing and pricing of raw materials, the success of our subsidiaries, pressures on sales prices and volumes due to competition and economic conditions, reliance on and financial viability of significant customers, operating performance of joint ventures, alliances and other equity investments, technological advancements, employee relations, changes in construction spending, capital expenditures and long-term investments (including those related to unforeseen acquisition opportunities), continued availability of financial resources through financing arrangements and operations, outcomes of pending or threatened legal proceedings, negotiation of new or modifications of existing contracts for asset management and for property and equipment construction and acquisition, regulations governing tax laws, other governmental and authoritative bodies’ policies and legislation, and proceeds received from the sale of assets held for disposal. In addition to these representative factors, forward-looking statements could be impacted by general domestic and international economic and industry conditions in the markets where the Company competes, such as changes in currency exchange rates, interest and inflation rates, recession and other economic and political factors over which the Company has no control. Other risks and uncertainties may be described from time to time in the Company’s other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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