Dixie Group Inc. is a leading carpet and rug manufacturer and supplier to higher-end residential and commercial customers serviced by Masland Carpets and Fabrica International to consumers through major retailers under the Bretlin Globaltex and Alliance Mills brands and to the factory-built housing and recreational vehicle markets through Carriage Carpets. Dixie's Candlewick Yarns serves specialty carpet yarn customers.(PR) Dixie Group Inc. has a market cap of $47.2 million; its shares were traded at around $3.74 with and P/S ratio of 0.1. Highlight of Business Operations: Expenses for the consolidation and organizational changes were $1.6 million in the first quarter of 2009, bringing the total costs for the cost reduction plan to $3.9 million. The first quarter costs included $1.0 million for facility consolidations and $600 thousand for severance expenses. The expenses to complete the cost reduction plan, excluding any expenses that may be incurred to exit a leased facility, are expected to be approximately $400 thousand.
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations. The loss from continuing operations was $35.4 million, or $2.90 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2009, including $29.5 million, or $2.42 per diluted share of losses associated with the impairment of goodwill and consolidation and severance expenses, compared with income of $82 thousand, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2008.
Net Income (Loss). Discontinued operations reflected a loss of $116 thousand, $0.01 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2009, compared with a loss of $69 thousand, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the same period of 2008. Including discontinued operations, the net loss was $35.6 million, or $2.91 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2009, compared with income of $13 thousand, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the same period of 2008.
During the three months ended March 28, 2009, we generated $11.1 million of funds through operating activities and $283 thousand from the sale of available-for-sale securities. These funds were primarily used to finance operations, invest $1.0 million in capital assets, reduce outstanding checks in excess of cash by $649 thousand and reduce debt by $9.6 million.
Working capital was reduced $14.2 million during the three month period ended March 28, 2009, principally as a result of lower levels of receivables and inventory. Receivables and inventories were reduced $9.8 million and $9.3 million, respectively, and accounts payable and accrued expenses declined by $2.7 million. Other current assets increased $2.2 million, principally as the result of seasonally higher prepaid expenses. The lower level of receivables reflected reductions of $3.2 million in trade receivables, $2.9 million in income tax receivables and $3.7 million in other receivables.
Capital expenditures for the three-months ended March 28, 2009 were $1.0 million while depreciation and amortization was $3.6 million. We expect capital expenditures to be approximately $7.0 million in fiscal 2009, while depreciation and amortization is expected to be approximately $14.0 million. Approximately $3.2 million of the anticipated 2009 capital expenditures will be for new manufacturing technology, with the remainder being expenditures to maintain our facilities and equipment.
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