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Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended October 3, 2021

November 16, 2021 GMT

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (OTCQB:UNIR) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2021 ended October 3, 2021.

Financial Summary

  • Net Sales of $16,385,914 increased 8.0% versus prior year
  • Net Loss of $823,974 versus prior year loss of $1,013,995
  • Net Income (Loss) Allocable to Common Shareholders of $4,794,471 income versus loss of ($1,822,633); 2021 includes non-recurring adjustment for extinguishment of preferred stock dividend
  • Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share $1.28 versus loss of ($0.49) per common share

Overview

In addition to bolstering our manufacturing efficiencies in a very difficult operational environment, we have been diligently working on ways to improve the liquidity of the Company as we push through the various headwinds impacting most industrial companies globally, particularly unprecedented escalating inflation in raw material prices and supply shortages due to the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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To bolster liquidity, we have recently restructured our financing arrangement in our U.K. operations to ease onerous constraints and give us more borrowing capacity if needed; sought and received funding from various public and private entities; and in the third quarter of 2021, the owners of our Preferred Units and Stock (collectively “preferred shares”) agreed to forgive all previously accrued dividends payable on these preferred shares. In addition, the owners of these preferred shares will not be entitled to receive a quarterly dividend until such time as the Company declares a dividend payable. Since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company has accrued but not paid a quarterly dividend on the preferred shares. Because of the forgiveness, the previously accrued dividends were reversed which reduced payables and increased our equity. Since the previously accrued dividends were recorded as a deduction to arrive at Net Income (Loss) Allocable to Common Shareholders, the reversal of the accumulated accrual ($6,158,311), net of preferred stock dividends accrued ($539,866) added $5,618,445 to the Net Loss in arriving at Net Income Allocable to Common Shareholders for the third quarter of 2021. Until a Preferred dividend is declared, this will eliminate the need for cash dividend payments of approximately $800,000 each quarter.

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As previously mentioned, there were a number of significant factors which negatively influenced the operational results of the third quarter of 2021. The most important of these was the global supply shortages which had a major negative impact on the cost of our raw materials, as well as the production levels of our automotive customers which certainly lessened our overall sales performance. To be sure, costs for major raw materials have increased substantially particularly for resins and plasticizers which are major components of our vinyl products. From a supply standpoint, our procurement team was able to source materials so that production was never curbed, but the overall costs were very high, both for materials and transportation. We have been increasing our selling prices but for the short-term it is difficult to recoup margins due to the timing of the increases. This led to a decline in Gross Profit Margin this quarter versus the prior year.

Relative to our sales performance, as much as 65% of our overall sales in the past has been to the Automotive Sector which has seen dramatic production delays due to supply shortages. This has been a global issue but has particularly impacted our U.K. operations where the majority of its sales is to the automotive industry. On the plus side, sales within our Industrial Sector increased 25.7% for the third quarter of 2021 versus last year as customers continued to rebound from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The diversification of the Company was evident this quarter as we recorded an 8.0% increase in overall sales despite a decline in our major Automotive Sector.

Net Sales

Net Sales for the third quarter of 2021 were $16,385,914 versus $15,171,898 for the third quarter of 2020, representing an increase of 8.0%. Within the Automotive Sector, which contributed 53.2% of our overall sales for the quarter, we declined 3.9% versus last year. Sales in this sector increased 10.2% in our U.S. operations but declined 8.8% in our U.K. operations versus the prior year. Our U.K. operations contributed 70.7% of our total Automotive Sector sales this quarter versus 74.5% in the prior year. Slower production levels from major automotive OEM’s primarily due to their supply shortages were the principal reason for the overall decline in automotive sales this quarter.

The Industrial Sector, which contributed 46.8% of our overall sales this quarter, increased 25.7% versus last year as customers continued to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Sales for our U.S. and U.K. operations were both up sharply but we are particularly pleased with the growth for the U.S. operations where we recorded strong gains to customers within the restaurant industry as well as health and fitness industries. The U.S. operations represented 86.2% of sales within the Industrial Sector for the third quarter of 2021.

As previously stated, the diversification of the Company led us to increased sales this quarter despite a slow-down in sales to the automotive industry due to its supply shortages impacting production levels. For perspective, our historical sales composition is approximately 65% Automotive and 35% Industrial. For the third quarter of 2021, the Automotive Sector represented 53.2% of overall sales and the Industrial Sector contributed 46.8% of overall sales.

Net Loss

Net Loss for the third quarter of 2021 was $823,974, an improvement versus the net loss of $1,013,995 for the third quarter of last year. Net Sales increased 8.0% but Gross Profit Margin declined to 11.9% for the third quarter of 2021 versus 13.6% last year as raw material cost increases weighed heavily on our results. We have been able to increase our selling prices for most customers but, at this point, not to the full extent of the cost increases. Some of this is timing but we will have to absorb a certain amount of the increases through operational efficiencies. We expect that this balance will continue into the fourth quarter.

Offsetting some of the raw material cost increases was a decline in Operating Expenses for the third quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of last year, primarily in General and Administrative expenses. Partially offsetting the decline in these expenses was an increase in Research and Development costs as technological products and providing the resources to develop them continue to be a strength of the Company.

Net Income/ (Loss) Allocable to Common Shareholders

Net Income Allocable to Common Shareholders was $4,794,471 or $1.28 per common share versus a net loss of ($1,822,633) or ($0.49) per common share in the third quarter of last year. As described in the Overview, accrued dividends on our Preferred Units and Stock were forgiven. Since the fourth quarter of 2019, these quarterly dividends were accrued and deducted on the Income Statement but were not paid to preserve cash. Because of the forgiveness, we reversed the previously accrued dividends of $6,158,311, net of preferred stock dividends accrued of $539,866, which added a total of $5,618,445 to the Net Loss of $823,974 in arriving at Net Income Allocable to Common Shareholders of $4,794,471 for the third quarter of 2021. The forgiveness of the accrued dividends reduced a substantial liability, enhanced stockholders’ equity and increased liquidity. In addition, future dividends will be subject to approval by the Company.

Weighted average shares outstanding were 3,736,006 for both fiscal third quarters.

For further details, see the Company’s Form 10-Q filed on November 16, 2021.

About Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (UNIR) is a leading manufacturer of vinyl-coated fabrics that are durable, stain resistant, cost-effective alternatives to leather, cloth and other synthetic fabric coverings. Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.’s revenue in 2020 was derived 59.6% from the automotive industry and approximately 40.4% from the recreational, industrial, indoor and outdoor furnishings, hospitality and healthcare markets. Our primary brand names include Naugahyde®, BeautyGard®, Flame Blocker™, Spirit Millennium®, Ambla®, Amblon®, Velbex®, Cirroflex®, Plastolene® and Vynide®.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “planned,” “estimated” and “potential” and words of similar import, as well as all references to the future. These forward-looking statements are based on Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.’s current expectations. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements made by the Company are not guarantees of future performance and that a variety of factors could cause the Company´s actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the Company´s forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties which may affect the operations, performance, development and results of the Company´s business include, but are not limited to, the following: uncertainties relating to economic conditions, uncertainties relating to customer plans and commitments, the pricing and availability of equipment, materials and inventories, currency fluctuations, technological developments, performance issues with suppliers, economic growth, delays in testing of new products, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquired operations, the Company’s dependence on key personnel, the Company’s ability to protect its intellectual property rights, the effectiveness of cost-reduction plans, rapid technology changes and the highly competitive environment in which the Company operates. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made.

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. Public Relations:

Elizabeth Henson, (941) 906-8580
lhenson@uniroyalglobal.com

Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. 
Consolidated Balance Sheets 
      
   (Unaudited)

   
ASSETS October 3, 2021 January 3, 2021 
CURRENT ASSETS     
Cash and cash equivalents $633,833  $1,656,882  
Accounts receivable, net  10,102,981   10,114,819  
Inventories, net  20,257,905   17,952,850  
Other current assets  2,359,596   1,841,153  
Related party receivable  41,263   907  
Total Current Assets  33,395,578   31,566,611  
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, NET  17,191,409   18,491,122  
OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS, NET  5,781,541   6,242,736  
OTHER ASSETS     
Intangible assets  3,352,407   3,388,357  
Goodwill  1,079,175   1,079,175  
Other long-term assets  5,394,829   4,679,990  
Total Other Assets  9,826,411   9,147,522  
TOTAL ASSETS $66,194,939  $65,447,991  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     
CURRENT LIABILITIES     
Checks issued in excess of bank balance $96,921  $275,297  
Lines of credit  17,807,174   17,760,583  
Current maturities of long-term debt  2,915,352   1,432,301  
Current maturities of finance lease liabilities  240,257   257,298  
Accounts payable  7,621,352   7,344,785  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities  4,753,242   7,987,333  
Current maturities of related party finance lease liabilities  162,662   149,366  
Current portion of postretirement benefit liability - health and life  162,977   162,977  
Total Current Liabilities  33,759,937   35,369,940  
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES     
Long-term debt, less current portion  6,188,313   7,338,762  
Finance lease liabilities, less current portion  66,649   235,116  
Operating lease liabilities, less current portion  5,518,920   5,893,268  
Related party finance lease liabilities, less current portion  2,385,925   2,504,404  
Long-term debt to related parties  4,216,566   4,216,566  
Postretirement benefit liability - health and life, less current portion  2,672,936   2,713,585  
Other long-term liabilities  681,391   807,190  
Total Long-Term Liabilities  21,730,700   23,708,891  
Total Liabilities  55,490,637   59,078,831  
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY     
Preferred units, Series A UEP Holdings, LLC, 20,000,000 units authorized; 200,000 units issued and outstanding ($100 issue price)  617,571   617,571  
Preferred units, Series B UEP Holdings, LLC, 15,000,000 units authorized; 150,000 units issued and outstanding ($100 issue price)  463,179   463,179  
Preferred stock, Uniroyal Global (Europe) Limited, 50 shares issued and outstanding ($1.51 stated value)  75   75  
Common stock, 95,000,000 shares authorized ($.001 par value) 3,736,006 shares issued and outstanding as of October 3, 2021 and January 3, 2021  3,736   3,736  
Additional paid-in capital  35,290,590   35,290,590  
Accumulated deficit  (24,340,546)  (28,734,670) 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (1,330,303)  (1,271,321) 
Total Stockholders' Equity  10,704,302   6,369,160  
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $66,194,939  $65,447,991  
      
Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. 
Consolidated Statements of Operations 
(Unaudited) 
      
  Three Months Ended 
  October 3, 2021 October 4, 2020 
      
NET SALES $16,385,914  $15,171,898  
      
COST OF GOODS SOLD  14,430,915   13,114,967  
      
Gross Profit  1,954,999   2,056,931  
      
OPERATING EXPENSES:     
Selling  681,397   778,699  
General and administrative  1,555,660   1,957,486  
Research and development  307,283   198,182  
OPERATING EXPENSES  2,544,340   2,934,367  
      
Operating Loss  (589,341)  (877,436) 
      
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):     
Interest expense  (430,177)  (367,454) 
Funding from Paycheck Protection Program  -   33,824  
Other (expense) income  (7,381)  85,753  
Net Other Expense  (437,558)  (247,877) 
      
LOSS BEFORE TAX BENEFIT  (1,026,899)  (1,125,313) 
      
TAX BENEFIT  (202,925)  (111,318) 
      
NET LOSS  (823,974)  (1,013,995) 
      
Extinguishment of preferred stock dividend payable  6,158,311   -  
Preferred stock dividend  (539,866)  (808,638) 
      
NET INCOME (LOSS) ALLOCABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS $4,794,471  $(1,822,633) 
      
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:     
Basic and Diluted $1.28  $(0.49) 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:     
Basic and Diluted  3,736,006   3,736,006  
      
Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
      
  Nine Months Ended 
  October 3, 2021 October 4, 2020 
      
NET SALES $56,031,150  $43,528,393  
      
COST OF GOODS SOLD  49,017,021   37,931,227  
      
Gross Profit  7,014,129   5,597,166  
      
OPERATING EXPENSES:     
Selling  2,414,847   2,278,279  
General and administrative  4,574,175   4,834,011  
Research and development  966,706   704,239  
OPERATING EXPENSES  7,955,728   7,816,529  
      
Operating Loss  (941,599)  (2,219,363) 
      
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):     
Interest expense  (1,217,861)  (1,215,771) 
Funding from Paycheck Protection Program  2,000,000   2,217,500  
Other income (expense)  157,978   (185,417) 
Net Other Income  940,117   816,312  
      
LOSS BEFORE TAX BENEFIT  (1,482)  (1,403,051) 
      
TAX BENEFIT  (409,548)  (404,141) 
      
NET INCOME (LOSS)  408,066   (998,910) 
      
Extinguishment of preferred stock dividend payable  6,158,311   -  
Preferred stock dividend  (2,172,253)  (2,396,479) 
      
NET INCOME (LOSS) ALLOCABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS $4,394,124  $(3,395,389) 
      
EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE:     
Basic and Diluted $1.18  $(0.91) 
WEIGHTED AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:     
Basic and Diluted  3,736,006   3,736,006