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Unifi Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Results

08/05/20
Fourth quarter 2020 sales results in-line with expectations, with strong cash generation and significantly improved liquidity

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), one of the world's leading innovators in recycled and synthetic yarns, today released operating results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended June 28, 2020, which reflect significant market disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company did not provide guidance for the quarter ended June 28, 2020.

Eddie Ingle, Chief Executive Officer of Unifi, said, "By the end of March 2020, the pandemic started to impact our apparel and automotive customers as they shut down or significantly curtailed operations. Since April 2020, monthly sales have improved sequentially, including July 2020, the best month since March 2020.  At the onset of the pandemic, our management team prioritized safety and took measures to improve our liquidity and cash position while maintaining our long-term focus on innovation and sustainability. During the just completed quarter, we generated significant cash from operations while reducing inventory levels and operating costs.  These actions, combined with a joint venture divestiture, allowed for significant debt reduction and an increase in cash. I am confident that our diverse global operations, strong management team, and solid financial position will enable us to overcome these current challenges and regain our momentum as we progress through fiscal 2021. I'm proud to return to Unifi and to have the opportunity to lead this great company through the next stage of its life cycle."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Overview

  • Net sales of $86.1 million decreased year-over-year from $179.5 million in fiscal 2019.
  • Revenues from REPREVE® Fiber1 products represented 28% of consolidated net sales.
  • Operating loss was $20.9 million, compared to operating income of $5.3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, driven by lower sales and lower fixed cost absorption.
  • Net loss of $20.2 million, or $1.10 loss per share, compared to net income of $1.0 million, or earnings per share ("EPS") of $0.05 for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA2 decreased to negative $14.0 million, compared to positive $12.7 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.
  • Operating cash flows were $20.6 million, an increase of $11.8 million from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019; full year fiscal 2020 operating cash flows were $52.7 million, an increase of $45.4 million from fiscal 2019.
  • On April 29, 2020, the Company sold its 34% interest in Parkdale America, LLC ("PAL") for $60.0 million in cash. Proceeds were used to reduce leverage and increase cash reserves on the balance sheet.
  • On June 28, 2020, debt principal was $98.9 million, below $100.0 million for the first time since calendar 2014, and cash and cash equivalents were $75.3 million.
  • Net Debt2 was $23.6 million on June 28, 2020, which is a reduction of $82.2 million since June 30, 2019 and is the lowest level in more than ten years.
  • On June 15, 2020, Eddie Ingle rejoined the Company as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Liquidity Update and Risk Mitigation Initiatives

  • As of June 28, 2020, cash and cash equivalents were $75.3 million, debt principal was $98.9 million (totaling Net Debt of $23.6 million), and revolver availability was $56.4 million.
  • Capital expenditure levels have been reduced while prioritizing spending for safety and maintenance.
  • Raw material pricing remains at low levels, which aids short-term working capital and liquidity.
  • Manufacturing operations have been strategically reduced to support critical businesses and manage working capital.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Compared to Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2019

Net sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 were $86.1 million, down compared to $179.5 million in the same period last year.  The decline was driven by the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, which impacted all business segments. However, from April 2020 to June 2020, core U.S. polyester products experienced sequential monthly sales increases.

Gross profit decreased to a loss of $9.5 million, from a profit of $18.3 million, due to significantly lower sales and production volumes.  Stifled global demand drove lower-than-normal production levels in the U.S. and Brazil, which reduced the absorption of costs into inventory and increased the level of period costs recognized, thereby decreasing gross profit.

Operating loss for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 was $20.9 million, compared to operating income of $5.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, primarily due to the COVID-19 impact.

Net loss was $20.2 million, or $1.10 loss per share, compared to net income of $1.0 million, or EPS of $0.05. Adjusted EBITDA was negative $14.0 million, compared to positive $12.7 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarters of fiscal 2019 and 2020 includes an adjustment for severance expenses relating to salaried workforce reductions.

Fiscal 2020 Compared to Fiscal 2019

Fiscal 2020 consisted of 52 weeks of domestic operations, compared to 53 weeks of domestic operations in fiscal 2019. Net sales were $606.5 million for fiscal 2020, compared to $708.8 million in fiscal 2019, as the COVID-19 outbreak stifled global economic activity and sales growth momentum in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. Gross margin was 6.4% for fiscal 2020, compared to 9.4% for fiscal 2019. Operating loss was $8.8 million for fiscal 2020, compared to income of $11.0 million for fiscal 2019. Net loss was $57.2 million for fiscal 2020 and includes a $45.2 million impairment expense for the sale of the 34% interest in PAL, compared to net income of $2.5 million for fiscal 2019.

Net Debt was $23.6 million on June 28, 2020, compared to $105.8 million on June 30, 2019. Cash and cash equivalents increased to $75.3 million on June 28, 2020, from $22.2 million on June 30, 2019. The favorable cash and liquidity positions benefited from the $60.0 million of PAL sale proceeds received in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and strong operating cash flow generation throughout fiscal 2020.

Fiscal 2021 Outlook

For fiscal 2021, assuming no further significant disruptions to global markets, the Company expects:

  • sales for each business segment to grow from fourth quarter fiscal 2020 levels at different rates through the fiscal year;
  • sequential improvement in sales and underlying business performance through each quarter of fiscal 2021;
  • sales of REPREVE® and specialty products to continue recent growth rates and increase as a percentage of consolidated sales; and
  • $22.0 million of capital expenditures, including the previously-announced eAFK Evo texturing machines to begin installation in early calendar 2021 which should generate meaningful financial benefit to fiscal 2022.

Ingle continued, "Significant progress was made during the first nine months of fiscal 2020 on several key priorities. At that time, our business in Asia experienced strong growth, our U.S polyester operations experienced underlying sales and market share growth as favorable trade measures were enacted, cost reduction actions contributed to our performance, and the sustainability focus of customers propelled further REPREVE® sales growth."

Ingle concluded, "Our sustainable solutions and innovative culture make us the partner of choice for leading global brands seeking to meet their sustainability goals.  We have a truly great company with an energized team, and I'm looking forward to growing our business as we exit this pandemic. We have a long history of navigating significant change and market environments across our almost 50 year history. We have a resilient and adaptive business model and culture, and are using this to our advantage.  Looking forward, our innovative and sustainable solutions will be the growth engines that help us meet the evolving needs of our forward-thinking consumers.  We expect REPREVE® to grow in non-traditional markets, as more brands seek out ways to reduce the carbon footprint of their raw materials. We appreciate our employees' continued dedication to delivering the best customer experience. We will continue to take the necessary steps to protect our people, communities, and strong balance sheet. We believe we are well positioned to deliver long-term value for our shareholders."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2020 Earnings Conference Call

The Company will provide additional commentary regarding its fourth quarter and fiscal 2020 results and other developments during its earnings conference call on August 6, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time. The call can be accessed via a live audio webcast on the Company's website at http://investor.unifi.com. Additional supporting materials and information related to the call will also be available on the Company's website.

About Unifi

Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a global textile solutions provider and one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi's proprietary technologies and the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, Unifi has transformed more than 20 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new apparel, footwear, home goods and other consumer products. The Company's proprietary PROFIBER™ technologies offer increased performance, comfort and style advantages, enabling customers to develop products that perform, look and feel better. Unifi continually innovates technologies to meet consumer needs in moisture management, thermal regulation, antimicrobial protection, UV protection, stretch, water resistance and enhanced softness. Unifi collaborates with many of the world's most influential brands in the sports apparel, fashion, home, automotive and other industries. For more information about Unifi, visit www.Unifi.com.




1 See discussion of the Company's transition to reporting REPREVE® Fiber sales later in this document.

2 Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted EPS and Net Debt are non-GAAP financial measures. The schedules included in this press release reconcile each non-GAAP financial measure to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

Financial Statements, Business Segment Information and Reconciliations of Reported Results to Adjusted Results to Follow

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)




For the Three Months Ended



For the Fiscal Year Ended




June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019



June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019


Net sales


$

86,055



$

179,493



$

606,509



$

708,804


Cost of sales



95,506




161,151




567,469




642,496


Gross (loss) profit



(9,451)




18,342




39,040




66,308


Selling, general and administrative expenses



8,606




12,018




43,814




52,690


Provision (benefit) for bad debts



1,408




(73)




1,739




308


Other operating expense, net



1,408




1,132




2,308




2,350


Operating (loss) income



(20,873)




5,265




(8,821)




10,960


Interest income



(127)




(180)




(722)




(628)


Interest expense



1,190




1,336




4,779




5,414


Equity in loss (earnings) of unconsolidated affiliates



2,381




(842)




477




(3,968)


Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated affiliate



(2,284)







(2,284)





Impairment of investment in unconsolidated affiliate









45,194





Loss on extinguishment of debt












131


(Loss) income before income taxes



(22,033)




4,951




(56,265)




10,011


(Benefit) provision for income taxes



(1,786)




3,949




972




7,555


Net (loss) income


$

(20,247)



$

1,002



$

(57,237)



$

2,456



















Net (loss) income per common share:

















Basic


$

(1.10)



$

0.05



$

(3.10)



$

0.13


Diluted


$

(1.10)



$

0.05



$

(3.10)



$

0.13



















Weighted average common shares outstanding:

















Basic



18,446




18,439




18,475




18,395


Diluted



18,446




18,705




18,475




18,695


 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)




June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019


ASSETS









Cash and cash equivalents


$

75,267



$

22,228


Receivables, net



53,726




88,884


Inventories



109,704




133,781


Income taxes receivable



4,033




4,373


Other current assets



11,763




16,356


Total current assets



254,493




265,622


Property, plant and equipment, net



204,246




206,787


Operating lease assets



8,940





Deferred income taxes



2,352




2,581


Intangible assets, net



1,412




2,170


Investments in unconsolidated affiliates



2,171




114,320


Other non-current assets



548




671


Total assets


$

474,162



$

592,151











               LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY









Accounts payable


$

25,610



$

41,796


Accrued expenses



13,689




16,849


Income taxes payable



349




569


Current operating lease liabilities



1,783





Current portion of long-term debt



13,563




15,519


Total current liabilities



54,994




74,733


Long-term debt



84,607




111,541


Non-current operating lease liabilities



7,251





Other long-term liabilities



8,606




6,185


Deferred income taxes



2,549




6,847


Total liabilities



158,007




199,306











Commitments and contingencies


















Common stock



1,845




1,846


Capital in excess of par value



62,392




59,560


Retained earnings



315,724




374,668


Accumulated other comprehensive loss



(63,806)




(43,229)


Total shareholders' equity



316,155




392,845


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

474,162



$

592,151


 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)




For the Fiscal Year Ended




June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


$

22,228



$

44,890


Operating activities:









Net (loss) income



(57,237)




2,456


Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities:









Equity in loss (earnings) of unconsolidated affiliates



477




(3,968)


Distributions received from unconsolidated affiliates



10,437




2,647


Depreciation and amortization expense



23,653




23,003


Impairment of investment in unconsolidated affiliate



45,194





Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated affiliate



(2,284)





Non-cash compensation expense



3,999




3,258


Deferred income taxes



(4,011)




423


Other, net



(284)




(560)


Changes in assets and liabilities



32,780




(19,975)


Net cash provided by operating activities



52,724




7,284











Investing activities:









Capital expenditures



(18,509)




(24,871)


Proceeds from sale of investment in unconsolidated affiliate



60,000





Other, net



83




(65)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities



41,574




(24,936)











Financing activities:









Proceeds from long-term debt



122,200




128,100


Payments on long-term debt



(157,635)




(131,319)


Common stock repurchased



(1,994)





Payments of debt financing fees






(720)


Other, net



(493)




(687)


Net cash used in financing activities



(37,922)




(4,626)











Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents



(3,337)




(384)


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents



53,039




(22,662)


Cash and cash equivalents at end of year


$

75,267



$

22,228


 

BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)


Net sales details for each reportable segment of the Company are as follows:




For the Three Months Ended












June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019



Change ($)



Change (%)


Polyester


$

47,972



$

89,105



$

(41,133)




-46.2

%

Asia



20,536




40,852




(20,316)




-49.7

%

Brazil



7,245




26,620




(19,375)




-72.8

%

Nylon



9,528




21,968




(12,440)




-56.6

%

All Other



774




948




(174)




-18.4

%

Consolidated net sales


$

86,055



$

179,493




(93,438)




-52.1

%




















For the Fiscal Year Ended












June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019



Change ($)



Change (%)


Polyester


$

309,184



$

370,770



$

(61,586)




-16.6

%

Asia



153,032




132,866




20,166




15.2

%

Brazil



73,339




102,877




(29,538)




-28.7

%

Nylon



67,381




98,127




(30,746)




-31.3

%

All Other



3,573




4,164




(591)




-14.2

%

Consolidated net sales


$

606,509



$

708,804




(102,295)




-14.4

%



Gross (loss) profit details for each reportable segment of the Company are as follows:




For the Three Months Ended












June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019



Change ($)



Change (%)


Polyester


$

(9,399)



$

7,902



$

(17,301)




-218.9

%

Asia



2,301




4,003




(1,702)




-42.5

%

Brazil



190




4,976




(4,786)




-96.2

%

Nylon



(2,535)




1,408




(3,943)




-280.0

%

All Other



(8)




53




(61)




-115.1

%

Consolidated gross (loss) profit


$

(9,451)



$

18,342




(27,793)




-151.5

%




















For the Fiscal Year Ended












June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019



Change ($)



Change (%)


Polyester


$

12,088



$

23,819



$

(11,731)




-49.3

%

Asia



16,683




15,700




983




6.3

%

Brazil



11,195




18,579




(7,384)




-39.7

%

Nylon



(978)




7,896




(8,874)




-112.4

%

All Other



52




314




(262)




-83.4

%

Consolidated gross profit


$

39,040



$

66,308




(27,268)




-41.1

%

 

RECONCILIATIONS OF REPORTED RESULTS TO ADJUSTED RESULTS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)


EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA


The reconciliations of the amounts reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for Net (loss) income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are as follows:




For the Three Months Ended



For the Fiscal Year Ended




June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019



June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019


Net (loss) income


$

(20,247)



$

1,002



$

(57,237)



$

2,456


Interest expense, net



1,063




1,156




4,057




4,786


(Benefit) provision for income taxes



(1,786)




3,949




972




7,555


Depreciation and amortization expense (1)



5,907




5,698




23,406




22,713


EBITDA



(15,063)




11,805




(28,802)




37,510



















Equity in loss (earnings) of PAL



2,284




(407)




960




(2,561)


EBITDA excluding PAL



(12,779)




11,398




(27,842)




34,949



















Gain on sale of investment in unconsolidated affiliate (2)



(2,284)







(2,284)





Severance (3)



1,102




1,351




1,485




1,351


Impairment of investment in unconsolidated

  affiliate (4)









45,194





Adjusted EBITDA


$

(13,961)



$

12,749



$

16,553



$

36,300




(1)

Within this reconciliation, depreciation and amortization expense excludes the amortization of debt issuance costs, which are reflected in interest expense, net. Within the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows, amortization of debt issuance costs is reflected in depreciation and amortization expense.



(2)

For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2020, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $45,194 relating to the April 29, 2020 sale of its 34% interest in PAL. The Company's 34% share of PAL's loss subsequent to the date of the impairment charge (March 29, 2020) and through the date of transaction closing (April 29, 2020) was $2,284 and generated a gain on sale.



(3)

For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2020, the Company incurred certain severance costs in connection with (i) overall cost reduction efforts in the U.S. and (ii) a wind-down plan for its operations in Sri Lanka.  For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company incurred certain severance costs in connection with overall cost reduction efforts in the U.S.



(4)

For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2020, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $45,194 relating to the April 29, 2020 sale of its 34% interest in PAL.

 

RECONCILIATIONS OF REPORTED RESULTS TO ADJUSTED RESULTS (CONTINUED)

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)


Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and Adjusted EPS


The tables below set forth reconciliations of (i) (loss) income before income taxes ("Pre-tax (Loss) Income"), (benefit) provision for income taxes ("Tax Impact") and net (loss) income ("Net (Loss) Income") to Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and (ii) Basic Earnings Per Share ("Basic EPS") to Adjusted EPS. Rounding may impact certain of the below calculations.




For the Three Months Ended June 28, 2020



For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2019




Pre-tax
Loss



Tax
Impact



Net Loss



Basic
EPS



Pre-tax
Income



Tax
Impact



Net
Income



Basic
EPS


GAAP results


$

(22,033)



$

1,786



$

(20,247)



$

(1.10)



$

4,951



$

(3,949)



$

1,002



$

0.05


Severance (1)



1,102




(231)




871




0.05




1,351




(284)




1,067




0.06


Adjusted results


$

(20,931)



$

1,555



$

(19,376)



$

(1.05)



$

6,302



$

(4,233)



$

2,069



$

0.11



































Weighted average common shares outstanding




18,446
















18,439






































































For the Fiscal Year Ended June 28, 2020



For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2019




Pre-tax
Loss



Tax
Impact



Net Loss



Basic
EPS



Pre-tax
Income



Tax
Impact



Net
Income



Basic
EPS


GAAP results


$

(56,265)



$

(972)



$

(57,237)



$

(3.10)



$

10,011



$

(7,555)



$

2,456



$

0.13


Impairment of investment in

  unconsolidated affiliate (2)



45,194







45,194




2.45














Severance (1)



1,485




(312)




1,173




0.06




1,351




(284)




1,067




0.06


Adjusted results


$

(9,586)



$

(1,284)



$

(10,870)



$

(0.59)



$

11,362



$

(7,839)



$

3,523



$

0.19



































Weighted average common shares outstanding




18,475
















18,395




(1)

For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2020, the Company incurred certain severance costs in connection with (i) overall cost reduction efforts in the U.S. and (ii) a wind-down plan for its operations in Sri Lanka.  For the three months ended June 30, 2019, the Company incurred certain severance costs in connection with overall cost reduction efforts in the U.S.



(2)

For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2020, the Company recorded an impairment charge of $45,194 relating to the April 29, 2020 sale of its 34% interest in PAL.

 

Net Debt


Reconciliations of Net Debt are as follows:




June 28, 2020



June 30, 2019


Long-term debt


$

84,607



$

111,541


Current portion of long-term debt



13,563




15,519


Unamortized debt issuance costs



711




958


Debt principal



98,881




128,018


Less: cash and cash equivalents



75,267




22,228


Net Debt


$

23,614



$

105,790


Cash and cash equivalents

At June 28, 2020 and June 30, 2019, the Company's domestic operations held approximately 54% and 0% of consolidated cash and cash equivalents, respectively.

Transition from reporting premium value-added sales to reporting REPREVE® Fiber sales

The Company has transitioned from reporting premium value-added sales to reporting REPREVE® Fiber sales. This change increases the transparency of core recycled fiber product sales growth and better aligns the Company's and customers' goals around sustainability. The REPREVE® Fiber metric includes the recycled filament fiber and recycled staple fiber platforms, which are key inputs for apparel production, but it excludes REPREVE® Chip (recycled polyester resin with multiple applications and end-markets).

Non-GAAP Financial Measures 

Certain non-GAAP financial measures included herein are designed to complement the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures include Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA"), Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net (Loss) Income, Adjusted EPS and Net Debt (together, the "non-GAAP financial measures").

  • EBITDA represents Net (loss) income before net interest expense, income tax expense, and depreciation and amortization expense.
  • Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude equity in loss (earnings) of PAL and, from time to time, certain other adjustments necessary to understand and compare the underlying results of UNIFI.
  • Adjusted Net (Loss) Income represents Net (loss) income calculated under GAAP adjusted to exclude certain amounts. Management believes the excluded amounts do not reflect the ongoing operations and performance of UNIFI and/or exclusion may be necessary to understand and compare the underlying results of UNIFI.
  • Adjusted EPS represents Adjusted Net (Loss) Income divided by UNIFI's weighted average common shares outstanding.
  • Net Debt represents debt principal less cash and cash equivalents.

The non-GAAP financial measures are not determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered a substitute for performance measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The calculations of the non-GAAP financial measures are subjective, based on management's belief as to which items should be included or excluded in order to provide the most reasonable and comparable view of the underlying operating performance of the business. We may, from time to time, modify the amounts used to determine our non-GAAP financial measures.

We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures better reflect Unifi's underlying operations and performance and that their use, 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.

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) 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 a key performance metric utilized in the determination of variable compensation. We also believe Adjusted EBITDA is an appropriate supplemental measure of debt service capacity, because it serves as a high-level proxy for cash generated from operations. Equity in loss (earnings) of PAL is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA because such results do not reflect our operating performance.

Management uses Adjusted Net (Loss) Income and Adjusted EPS (i) as measurements of net operating performance because they assist us in comparing such performance on a consistent basis, as they remove the impact of (a) items that we would not expect to occur as a part of our normal business on a regular basis and (b) components of the provision for income taxes that we would not expect to occur as a part of our underlying taxable operations; (ii) for planning purposes, including the preparation of our annual operating budget; and (iii) as measures in determining the value of other acquisitions and dispositions.

Management uses Net Debt as a liquidity and leverage metric to determine how much debt would remain if all cash and cash equivalents were used to pay down debt principal.

In evaluating non-GAAP financial measures, investors should be aware that, in the future, we may incur expenses similar to the adjustments included herein. Our presentation of non-GAAP financial measures should not be construed as indicating that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. Each of our non-GAAP financial measures has limitations as an analytical tool, and investors should not consider it in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results or liquidity measures as reported under GAAP. Some of these limitations are (i) it is not adjusted for all non-cash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows; (ii) it does not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider not indicative of our ongoing operations; (iii) it does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; (iv) it does not reflect the cash requirements necessary to make payments on our debt; (v) it does not reflect our future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; (vi) it does not reflect limitations on or costs related to transferring earnings from our subsidiaries to us; and (vii) other companies in our industry may calculate this measure differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, these non-GAAP financial measures should not 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. Investors should compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our GAAP results and using these measures 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 that are based on management's beliefs, assumptions and expectations about our future economic performance, considering the information currently available to management.  An example of such forward-looking statements include, among others, guidance pertaining to our financial outlook. The words "believe," "may," "could," "will," "should," "would," "anticipate," "plan," "estimate," "project," "expect," "intend," "seek," "strive" and words of similar import, or the negative of such words, identify or signal the presence of forward-looking statements.  These statements are not statements of historical fact, and they involve risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or financial condition to differ materially from the expectations of future results, performance or financial condition that we express or imply in any forward-looking statement.

Factors that could contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the competitive nature of the textile industry and the impact of global competition; changes in the trade regulatory environment and governmental policies and legislation; the availability, sourcing and pricing of raw materials; general domestic and international economic and industry conditions in markets where Unifi competes, including economic and political factors over which Unifi has no control; changes in consumer spending, customer preferences, fashion trends and end uses for products; the financial condition of Unifi's customers; the loss of a significant customer or brand partner; natural disasters, industrial accidents, power or water shortages, extreme weather conditions and other disruptions at one of our facilities; the disruption of operations, global demand, or financial performance as a result of catastrophic or extraordinary events, including epidemics or pandemics such as the recent strain of coronavirus; the success of Unifi's strategic business initiatives; the volatility of financial and credit markets; the ability to service indebtedness and fund capital expenditures and strategic business initiatives; the availability of and access to credit on reasonable terms; changes in foreign currency exchange, interest and inflation rates; fluctuations in production costs; the ability to protect intellectual property; the strength and reputation of our brands; employee relations; the ability to attract, retain and motivate key employees; the impact of environmental, health and safety regulations; the impact of tax laws, the judicial or administrative interpretations of tax laws and/or changes in such laws or interpretations; the operating performance of joint ventures and other equity method investments; and the accurate financial reporting of information from equity method investees.

All such factors are difficult to predict, contain uncertainties that may materially affect actual results and may be beyond our control.  New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors or to assess the impact of each such factor on Unifi.  Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made, except as may be required by federal securities laws. The above and other risks and uncertainties are described in Unifi's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and additional risks or uncertainties may be described from time to time in other reports filed by Unifi with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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