Results

Ever-Glory International Group Inc.

11/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/13/2019 04:30

Ever-Glory Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Ever-Glory Reports TQuarter 2019 Financial Results

NANJING, China, November 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. (the 'Company' or 'Ever-Glory') (NASDAQ: EVK), a retailer of branded fashion apparel and a leading global apparel supply chain solution provider, reported its financial results today for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.our retail brands continue to attract new customers and retain existing customers by focusing on design, quality and value, The third quarter results, are coupled with our ability to increase operating leverage. Going forward, we remain confident in the long-term prospects of our business and Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results.

Total sales for the third quarter of 2019 were $113.3 million, a decrease of 9.7% from $125.5 million in the third quarter of 2018. This decrease was primarily driven by a 20.6% decrease in our retail business and a 4.6% decrease in wholesale business.

Sales for the Company's branded fashion apparel retail division decreased by 20.6% to $31.6 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared with $39.8 million for the third quarter of 2018. This decrease was primarily due to a decrease in the amounts of stores and same-store sales. The Company had 1,157 retail stores as of September 30, 2019, compared with 1,396 retail stores as of September 30, 2018.

Sales for the Company's wholesale divisiondecreased by 4.6% to $81.7 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared with $85.7 million for the third quarter of 2018. This decrease was primarily attributable to a decrease in sales in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Germany and Europe-Other partially offset by an increase in sales in United Kingdom, Japan and United States.

Total gross profit for the third quarter of 2019 decreased by 19.0% to $24.4 million, compared with $30.1 million for the third quarter of 2018. Total gross margin decreased to 21.5% from 24.0% for the third quarter of 2018.

Gross profit for the retail businessdecreased by 28.9% to $14.1 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared with $19.8 million for the third quarter of 2018. Gross margin was 44.7%, compared to 49.8% for the third quarter of 2018.

Gross profit for the wholesale businessincreased by 0.2% to $10.3 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared with $10.2 million for the third quarter of 2018. Gross margin increased to 12.6% from 12.0% for the third quarter of 2018.

Selling expensesfor the third quarter of 2019 increased by 2.0% to $17.9 million, or 15.8% of total sales, compared with $17.6 million, or 14.6% of total sales for the third quarter of 2018. The increase was attributable to the marketing expenses associated with the promotion of the retail brand.

General and administrative expensesfor the third quarter of 2019 decreased by 11.0% to $7.6 million, or 6.7% of total sales, compared with $8.5 million, or 7.1% of total sales for the third quarter of 2018. The decrease was mainly attributable to the decline in number of stores.

Income (Loss) from operationsfor the third quarter of 2019 decreased by 129.6% to ($1.2) million compared with $4.0 million for the third quarter of 2018.

Net income (Loss) attributable to the Company for the third quarter of 2019 was ($1.1) million compared with $3.3 million for the third quarter of 2018. Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share were ($0.07) for the third quarter of 2019 compared with $0.22 for the third quarter of 2018.

Balance Sheet

As of September 30, 2019, Ever-Glory had approximately $45.8 million of cash and cash equivalents, compared with approximately $47.0 million as of December 31, 2018. Ever-Glory had working capital of approximately $54.0 million as of September 30, 2019, and outstanding bank loans of approximately $35.5 million as of September 30, 2019.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 13, 2019(8:00 p.m. Beijing Time on November 13, 2019). Listeners can access the conference call by dialing +1-866-548-4713 or +1-323-794-2093 and using the access code 2080253. The conference call will also be webcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at the Company's website at http://www.everglorygroup.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available from 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 13 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 20, by dialing +1-844-512-2921 or +1-412-317-6671 and using the access code 2080253.

About Ever-Glory International Group, Inc.

Based in Nanjing, China, Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. is a retailer of branded fashion apparel and a leading global apparel supply chain solution provider. Ever-Glory is the first Chinese apparel Company listed on the American Stock Exchange (now named as NYSE MKT) in July 2008 and then transferred to The NASDAQ Global Market on December 31, 2015. Ever-Glory offers apparel to woman in China under its own brands 'La go go', 'Velwin', 'Sea To Sky' and 'idole'. Ever-Glory is also a leading global apparel supply chain solution provider with a focus on middle-to-high end casual wear, outerwear, and sportswear brands. Ever-Glory services a number of well-known brands and retail stores by providing a complete set of supply chain management services, including: fabric development and design, sampling, sourcing, quality control, manufacturing, logistics, customs clearance and distribution.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. (the 'Company') are 'forward looking statements' within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and the Company's future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. The forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, market acceptance of the Company's products and offerings, development and expansion of the Company's wholesale and retail operations, the Company's continued access to capital, currency exchange rate fluctuation and other risks and uncertainties. The actual results the Company achieves (including, without limitation, the results stemming from the future implementation of the Company's strategies and the revenue, net income and new retail store projections set forth herein) may differ materially from those contemplated by any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties (many of which are beyond the Company's control). These statements are based on management's current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements. Readers should carefully review the risks and uncertainties described in the Company's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents that the Company files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

Ever-Glory International Group

Dandan Song

Tel: +86-25-5209-6817

E-Mail: [email protected]