La-z-boy Inc has a market cap of $677.1 million; its shares were traded at around $13.13 with a P/E ratio of 21.1 and P/S ratio of 0.6.
Highlight of Business Operations:Our Upholstery segment’s sales increased $58.2 million in fiscal 2012 as compared to fiscal 2011 despite the extra week in fiscal 2011. Increased volume drove the majority of the 6.4% increase in sales, which we believe was the result of an effective promotional plan, combined with new product introductions and accelerated sales in our stationary upholstery business, which drove increased volume for our La-Z-Boy branded business, as well as the improved performance of our network of retail stores, which includes our company-owned and independent-licensed stores.
During the third quarter of fiscal 2012, we deconsolidated our last VIE due to the expiration of the operating agreement that previously caused us to be considered its primary beneficiary. Our VIEs’ sales decreased $20.3 million (net of intercompany eliminations) in fiscal 2012 compared to fiscal 2011. This was mainly the result of acquiring our Southern California VIE in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Prior to deconsolidation, our remaining VIE had operating income of $1.0 million in fiscal 2012, compared to an operating loss of $4.9 million in fiscal 2011 for the two VIEs we had at that time. Eliminations increased in fiscal 2012 as compared to fiscal 2011 due to higher sales from our Upholstery and Casegoods segments to our Retail segment as a result of the increased volume in the Retail segment.
Consolidated sales increased $7.9 million compared to fiscal 2010. All of our segments experienced an increase in sales during fiscal 2011, mainly due to the additional week in fiscal 2011. This was offset by the deconsolidation of our Toronto, Ontario VIE, which resulted in a decrease of $20.4 million, net of eliminations.
Our Casegoods segment’s sales increased $5.8 million compared to fiscal 2010. In addition to the extra week during fiscal 2011, the increase in sales was a result of broader placement of our various product lines at independent dealers. Changes in discounting during fiscal 2011 also generated an improvement in sales for this segment.
Our VIEs’ sales decreased $24.1 million in fiscal 2011, compared to fiscal 2010. This was mainly the result of deconsolidating our Toronto, Ontario VIE, which reduced the number of stores for our VIEs by 8 during fiscal 2011. Also, our Retail segment’s acquisition in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 of 15 stores that had previously been operated by our California VIE resulted in a $5.1 million, net of eliminations, decrease in our VIEs sales during fiscal 2011. Our VIEs’ operating loss was $4.9 million in fiscal 2011, compared to an operating loss of $0.8 million in fiscal 2010. The increased operating loss was mainly due to our Toronto, Ontario VIE, which was a profitable VIE, no longer being consolidated in fiscal 2011. Eliminations increased in fiscal 2011 as compared to fiscal 2010 due to higher sales from our Upholstery and Casegoods segments to our Retail segment as a result of the increased volume in the Retail segment.
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