Furniture supplier Flexsteel Industries Inc. reported gains in sales and income for the company’s fiscal first quarter, ended Sept. 30.
Sales during the period totaled $91.2 million, representing a 12% increase compared to the prior year first quarter. Residential sales were $72.3 million, an increase of 16% from $62.5 million the previous year, while commercial sales were flat at approximately $19 million.
The Dubuque, Iowa-based company reported record first-quarter net income of $2.9 million, or 40 cents per share, compared to $2.4 million, or 34 cents per share, for the prior year.
Working capital at Sept. 30 was $102.8 million compared to $103.7 million at June 30. Changes in working capital from June 30 to Sept. 30 include a reduction in cash of $7.4 million offset by increases in inventory of $2.9 million and accounts receivable of $2.2 million, and a reduction in current liabilities of $0.9 million. The higher inventory levels support the increases in residential sales volume and expanded product offerings. The accounts receivable increase is primarily due to the timing of collections.
Cash decreased by $7.4 million during the first fiscal quarter of 2013 with net cash used in operating activities of $3.5 million, capital expenditures of $3.0 million and payment of dividends of $1.0 million. The company expects that capital expenditures will be approximately $3.0 million for the remainder of fiscal year 2013.
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