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Ethan Allen Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results

The home furnishings retailer and manufacturer reported a retail segment written order growth of 51.8 percent and that its wholesale segment written orders increased 39 percent.

4/30/2021
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Ethan Allen reported a growth in retail written orders of more than 50 percent for Q3 2021.

DANBURY, Conn. -- Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (“Ethan Allen” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ETH) today reported its business and financial results for the fiscal 2021 third quarter ended March 31, 2021. The Company reported GAAP EPS of $0.61 compared to $(0.01) in the prior year third quarter and adjusted EPS of $0.58 compared to $0.02.

Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen’s chairman, president and CEO commented, “Crisis creates opportunity. In March and April 2020 we furloughed approximately 70% of our global workforce, temporarily closed about 250 manufacturing, logistics and retail design center facilities in North America along with over 100 retail locations internationally, and borrowed $100 million as a precautionary measure and to maximize financial flexibility in light of the uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19. A year later our teams have performed well, most of our retail workforce is back and our workforce in our manufacturing has surpassed pre-pandemic levels, we have paid back all the borrowings, ended the quarter with over $100 million of cash, and earlier this week declared a special dividend of $0.75 in addition to the regular quarterly dividend of $0.25. For the quarter ended March 31, 2021 our retail division written orders increased 51.8% over the prior year quarter.”

Mr. Kathwari continued, “We have performed well due to our strong offerings, a strong network of retail design centers, and our focus on interior design services, which are increasingly being combined with technology. Our industry and many others have been challenged on the supply side. We are relatively in a much better position of focusing on manufacturing in North America where about 75% of our products are made by our craftspeople. About 70% of the products we make are custom-made when an order is received.”

“In these challenging times we continue to focus on safety and treating our associates and customers with dignity and compassion,” Mr. Kathwari concluded.

FISCAL 2021 THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

-- Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.61 compared to $(0.01); adjusted EPS of $0.58 compared to $0.02
-- Consolidated operating margin of 10.7% compared with -0.5%; adjusted operating margin of 11.1% compared with 0.2%
-- Retail segment written order growth of 51.8%
-- Wholesale segment written orders increased 39.0%; excluding GSA and other government orders, wholesale segment orders grew 48.3%
-- Consolidated net delivered sales increased 18.2% to $177.0 million
-- Consolidated gross margin of 57.3% compared to 56.1%
-- Strong cash flow helped end the quarter with cash on hand of $109.0 million and no borrowings
-- Paid regular quarterly cash dividend of $6.3 million during the quarter
-- The company also announced on April 27, 2021 that its Board of Directors declared a special cash dividend of $0.75 and regular cash dividend of $0.25 payable on May 25, 2021 to shareholders of record on May 11, 2021.

About Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) is a leading interior design company, manufacturer and retailer in the home furnishings marketplace. The Company provides complimentary interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative home accents through a retail network of approximately 300 design centers in the United States and abroad as well as online at ethanallen.com. Ethan Allen owns and operates nine manufacturing facilities, including six manufacturing plants in the United States, two manufacturing plants in Mexico and one manufacturing plant in Honduras. Approximately 75% of its products are manufactured or assembled in these North American facilities.

For more information on Ethan Allen's products and services, visit www.ethanallen.com.
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