10-Q 1 a2019-10qxq2.htm 10-Q Document



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.   20549
 
Form 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
R    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 29, 2019
OR

o    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ___________ to __________

Commission File Number: 0-2585

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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Tennessee
 
     
 
62-0183370
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
 
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
475 Reed Road, Dalton, Georgia
 
30720
 
(706) 876-5800
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(zip code)
 
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  R Yes  o No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (Section 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). R Yes  o No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  
Large accelerated filer
o
 
 
 Accelerated filer
o
Non-accelerated filer
o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 Smaller reporting company
R
 
 
 
 
 Emerging growth company
o

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.) o Yes R No

The number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of Common Stock as of the latest practicable date.
Class
            
Outstanding as of August 1, 2019
Common Stock, $3 Par Value
 
15,536,244 shares
Class B Common Stock, $3 Par Value
 
836,669 shares
Class C Common Stock, $3 Par Value
 
0 shares






THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.

Table of Contents
PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Page
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
Item 3.
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
Item 1A.
 
Item 2.
 
Item 3.
 
Item 4.
 
Item 5.
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 








PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements
THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(amounts in thousands, except share data)
 
June 29, 2019
 
December 29, 2018
ASSETS
(Unaudited)
 
 
CURRENT ASSETS
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
20

 
$
18

Receivables, net
47,362

 
42,542

Inventories, net
104,166

 
105,195

Prepaids and other current assets
6,529

 
5,204

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
158,077

 
152,959

 
 
 
 
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET
80,451

 
84,111

OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS
8,393

 

OTHER ASSETS
17,258

 
15,708

TOTAL ASSETS
$
264,179

 
$
252,778

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
27,521

 
$
17,779

Accrued expenses
31,018

 
30,852

Current portion of long-term debt
6,345

 
7,794

Current portion of operating lease liabilities
1,973

 

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES
66,857

 
56,425

 
 
 
 
LONG-TERM DEBT
120,805

 
120,251

OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES
6,831

 

OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
19,296

 
17,118

TOTAL LIABILITIES
213,789

 
193,794

 
 
 
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (See Note 19)

 

 
 
 
 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
Common Stock ($3 par value per share): Authorized 80,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding - 15,536,244 shares for 2019 and 15,522,588 shares for 2018
46,609

 
46,568

Class B Common Stock ($3 par value per share): Authorized 16,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding - 836,669 shares for 2019 and 839,304 shares for 2018
2,510

 
2,518

Additional paid-in capital
156,632

 
156,390

Accumulated deficit
(154,272
)
 
(146,384
)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(1,089
)
 
(108
)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
50,390

 
58,984

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
$
264,179

 
$
252,778


See accompanying notes to the consolidated condensed financial statements.





THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
NET SALES
$
100,394

 
$
106,438

 
$
189,001

 
$
205,297

Cost of sales
76,901

 
81,294

 
146,589

 
158,573

GROSS PROFIT
23,493

 
25,144

 
42,412

 
46,724

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling and administrative expenses
21,114

 
23,802

 
42,774

 
46,921

Other operating expense, net
80

 
1,507

 
111

 
1,267

Facility consolidation and severance expenses, net
1,725

 
190

 
3,816

 
406

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)
574

 
(355
)
 
(4,289
)
 
(1,870
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
1,717

 
1,642

 
3,437

 
3,176

Other (income) expense, net
4

 
1

 
(38
)
 
3

LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES
(1,147
)
 
(1,998
)
 
(7,688
)
 
(5,049
)
Income tax provision (benefit)
34

 
(26
)
 
134

 
(192
)
LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS
(1,181
)
 
(1,972
)
 
(7,822
)
 
(4,857
)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
(35
)
 
157

 
(66
)
 
135

NET LOSS
$
(1,216
)
 
$
(1,815
)
 
$
(7,888
)
 
$
(4,722
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
(0.07
)
 
$
(0.13
)
 
$
(0.49
)
 
$
(0.31
)
Discontinued operations
(0.00
)
 
0.01

 
0.00

 
0.01

Net loss
$
(0.07
)
 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
(0.49
)
 
$
(0.30
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BASIC SHARES OUTSTANDING
15,885

 
15,763

 
15,847

 
15,739

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
(0.07
)
 
$
(0.13
)
 
$
(0.49
)
 
$
(0.31
)
Discontinued operations
(0.00
)
 
0.01

 
(0.00
)
 
0.01

Net loss
$
(0.07
)
 
$
(0.12
)
 
$
(0.49
)
 
$
(0.30
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DILUTED SHARES OUTSTANDING
15,885

 
15,763

 
15,847

 
15,739

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIVIDENDS PER SHARE:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Stock
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

Class B Common Stock

 

 

 


See accompanying notes to the consolidated condensed financial statements. 

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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
NET LOSS
$
(1,216
)
 
$
(1,815
)
 
$
(7,888
)
 
$
(4,722
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized gain (loss) on interest rate swaps
(705
)
 
323

 
(1,104
)
 
1,128

Income taxes

 

 

 

Unrealized gain (loss) on interest rate swaps, net
(705
)
 
323

 
(1,104
)
 
1,128

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reclassification of loss into earnings from interest rate swaps (1)
93

 
177

 
149

 
406

Income taxes

 

 
10

 

Reclassification of loss into earnings from interest rate swaps, net
93

 
177

 
139

 
406

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reclassification of net actuarial gain into earnings from postretirement benefit plans (2)
(7
)
 
(6
)
 
(14
)
 
(15
)
Income taxes

 

 

 

Reclassification of net actuarial gain into earnings from postretirement benefit plans, net
(7
)
 
(6
)
 
(14
)
 
(15
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reclassification of prior service credits into earnings from postretirement benefit plans (2)
(1
)
 
(1
)
 
(2
)
 
(2
)
Income taxes

 

 

 

Reclassification of prior service credits into earnings from postretirement benefit plans, net
(1
)
 
(1
)
 
(2
)
 
(2
)
 

 

 

 
 
TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS), NET OF TAX
(620
)
 
493

 
(981
)
 
1,517

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
$
(1,836
)
 
$
(1,322
)
 
$
(8,869
)
 
$
(3,205
)

(1)
Amounts for cash flow hedges reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to net loss were included in interest expense in the Company's Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations.
(2)
Amounts for postretirement plans reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) to net loss were included in selling and administrative expenses in the Company's Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations.


See accompanying notes to the consolidated condensed financial statements.

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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands)
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 

 
 

Loss from continuing operations
$
(7,822
)
 
$
(4,857
)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations
(66
)
 
135

Net loss
(7,888
)
 
(4,722
)
 
 
 
 
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
5,906

 
6,307

Provision for deferred income taxes
64

 
15

Net loss on property, plant and equipment disposals
62

 
82

Stock-based compensation expense
287

 
456

Bad debt expense
131

 
117

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Receivables
(4,952
)
 
(3,045
)
Inventories
1,029

 
(8,726
)
Other current assets
(1,325
)
 
(2,486
)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
10,826

 
6,537

Other operating assets and liabilities
(514
)
 
314

NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES
3,626

 
(5,151
)
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment
4

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment
(2,043
)
 
(1,422
)
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
(2,039
)
 
(1,422
)
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net borrowings on revolving credit facility
(2,956
)
 
8,434

Payments on notes payable - buildings
(5,266
)
 
(366
)
Payments on notes payable related to acquisitions

 
(791
)
Borrowings on notes payable - equipment and other

 
1,960

Payments on notes payable - equipment and other
(1,955
)
 
(2,250
)
Payments on finance leases
(2,089
)
 
(2,234
)
Borrowings on finance leases
11,500

 

Change in outstanding checks in excess of cash
(530
)
 
1,880

Repurchases of Common Stock
(12
)
 
(58
)
Payments for debt issuance costs
(277
)
 

NET CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES
(1,585
)
 
6,575

 
 
 
 
INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
2

 
2

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
18

 
19

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD
$
20

 
$
21

 
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 
 
 
Interest paid
$
2,714

 
$
2,668

Interest paid for financing leases
685

 
386

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities

397

 

Income taxes paid, net
77

 
73

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new finance lease liabilities

52

 
74


See accompanying notes to the consolidated condensed financial statements.

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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(amounts in thousands, except share data)
 
Common Stock
 
Class B Common Stock
 
Additional Paid-In Capital
 
Accumulated Deficit
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Total Stockholders' Equity
Balance at December 30, 2017
45,839

 
2,584

 
157,139

 
(125,000
)
 
(1,299
)
 
79,263

Repurchases of Common Stock - 19,726 shares
(59
)
 

 
4

 

 

 
(55
)
Restricted stock grants issued - 297,292 shares
647

 
245

 
(892
)
 

 

 

Class B converted into Common Stock - 6,250 shares
19

 
(19
)
 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 
227

 

 

 
227

Net loss

 

 

 
(2,908
)
 

 
(2,908
)
Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 
1,024

 
1,024

Balance at March 31, 2018
46,446

 
2,810

 
156,478

 
(127,908
)
 
(275
)
 
77,551

Common Stock issued under Directors' Stock Plan - 39,711
119

 

 
(119
)
 

 

 

Repurchases of Common Stock - 500 shares
(2
)
 

 

 

 

 
(2
)
Restricted stock grants forfeited - 6,196 shares
(18
)
 

 
15

 

 

 
(3
)
Stock-based compensation expense

 

 
231

 

 

 
231

Net loss

 

 

 
(1,815
)
 

 
(1,815
)
Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 
493

 
493

Balance at June 30, 2018
46,545

 
2,810

 
156,605

 
(129,723
)
 
218

 
76,455


 
Common Stock
 
Class B Common Stock
 
Additional Paid-In Capital
 
Accumulated Deficit
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Total Stockholders' Equity
Balance at December 29, 2018
46,568

 
2,518

 
156,390

 
(146,384
)
 
(108
)
 
58,984

Repurchases of Common Stock - 11,299 shares
(34
)
 

 
22

 

 

 
(12
)
Restricted stock grants forfeited - 6,681 shares
(20
)
 

 
9

 

 

 
(11
)
Class B converted into Common Stock - 2,635 shares
8

 
(8
)
 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 
168

 

 

 
168

Net loss

 

 

 
(6,672
)
 

 
(6,672
)
Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
(361
)
 
(361
)
Balance at March 30, 2019
46,522

 
2,510

 
156,589

 
(153,056
)
 
(469
)
 
52,096

Common Stock issued under Directors' Stock Plan - 29,001
87

 

 
(87
)
 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 
130

 

 

 
130

Net loss

 

 

 
(1,216
)
 

 
(1,216
)
Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 
(620
)
 
(620
)
Balance at June 29, 2019
46,609

 
2,510

 
156,632

 
(154,272
)
 
(1,089
)
 
50,390


See accompanying notes to the consolidated condensed financial statements.


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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)

NOTE 1 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The accompanying unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial statements which do not include all the information and notes required by such accounting principles for annual financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (generally consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included in the accompanying financial statements. The accompanying financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in The Dixie Group, Inc.'s and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (the "Company") 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2018. Operating results for the three and six month periods ended June 29, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire 2019 year.

Based on applicable accounting standards, the Company has determined that it has one reportable segment, Floorcovering, comprised of two operating segments, Residential and Commercial. Pursuant to applicable accounting standards, the Company has aggregated the two operating segments into one reporting segment because they have similar economic characteristics, and the operating segments are similar in all of the following areas: (a) the nature of the products and services; (b) the nature of the production processes; (c) the type or class of customer for their products and services; (d) the methods used to distribute their products or provide their services; and (e) the nature of the regulatory environment.

NOTE 2 - RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

Accounting Standards Adopted in Fiscal 2019

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2016-02, "Leases (Topic 842)," which requires lessees to recognize on the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheet right-of-use assets, representing the right to use the underlying asset for the lease term, and a lease liability for all leases with terms greater than 12 months. The guidance also requires qualitative and quantitative disclosures designed to assess the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-11 providing an optional transition method allowing entities to apply the new lease standard at the adoption date and recognize a cumulative effect adjustment in the period of adoption. The Company has elected to take this transition method.
The Company adopted the new standard effective December 30, 2018, the first day of the Company's fiscal year. Consistent with the optional transition method allowed as part of the modified retrospective transition approach provided in ASU No. 2018-11, the Company did not adjust comparative periods. The new standard applied to leases that have commenced as of the effective date, December 30, 2018, with a cumulative effect adjustment recorded as of that date. The Company also elected to apply the package of practical expedients allowed in ASC 842-10-65-1 whereby the Company need not reassess whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain leases, the Company need not reassess the lease classification for any expired or existing leases, and the Company need not reassess initial direct costs for any existing leases. The Company's adoption of the ASU resulted in the addition of Right of Use Assets on the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheet for the right to use the underlying assets of operating leases. The Company did not elect to use hindsight for transition when considering judgments and estimates such as assessments of lessee options to extend or terminate a lease or purchase the underlying asset. In addition, the corresponding liability for the remaining balance of the operating leases is included in the liability section of the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheet. For all asset classes, the Company elected to not recognize a right-of-use asset and lease liability for leases with a term of twelve months or less. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material adjustment to the Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity or the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations.
Accounting Standards Yet to Be Adopted

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, "Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments," which amends the impairment model to utilize an expected loss methodology in place of the current incurred loss methodology, which will result in the more timely recognition of losses. For public entities, ASU 2016-13 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early application will be permitted for all organizations for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company does not believe the adoption of this ASU, including the subsequently issued codification improvements update ("Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses, Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, and Topic 825, Financial Instruments," ASU 2019-04) and the targeted transition relief update ("Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326)," ASU 2019-05), will have a significant impact on the consolidated condensed financial statements due to the nature of the Company's customers and the limited amount of write-offs in past years.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820) - Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement.” This update is a part of FASB’s disclosure framework project to improve

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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


the effectiveness of disclosures in the notes to financial statements. The amendments in this update remove, modify, and add certain disclosure requirements within Topic 820. This standard is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted upon issuance of this update and an entity is permitted to early adopt any removed or modified disclosures upon issuance of this update and delay adoption of the additional disclosures until the effective date. Certain disclosure amendments are to be applied prospectively for only the most recent interim or annual period presented, while other amendments are to be applied retrospectively to all periods presented. The Company does not believe that the adoption of this ASU will have a significant impact on its consolidated condensed financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14, “Compensation - Retirement Benefits - Defined Benefit Plans - General (Subtopic 715-20) - Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans.” This update is a part of FASB’s disclosure framework project to improve the effectiveness of disclosures in the notes to financial statements. The amendments in this update modify the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement plans. This standard is effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2020 and early adoption is permitted. Upon adoption, this update is to be applied on a retrospective basis to all periods presented. The Company does not believe that the adoption of this ASU will have a significant impact on its consolidated condensed financial statements.

NOTE 3 - REVENUE

Revenue Recognition Policy

The Company derives its revenues primarily from the sale of floorcovering products and processing services. Revenues are recognized when control of these products or services is transferred to its customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for those products and services. Sales, value add, and other taxes the Company collects concurrent with revenue-producing activities are excluded from revenue. Shipping and handling fees charged to customers are reported within revenue. Incidental items that are immaterial in the context of the contract are recognized as expense. The Company does not have any significant financing components as payment is received at or shortly after the point of sale. The Company determined revenue recognition through the following steps:

Identification of the contract with a customer
Identification of the performance obligations in the contract
Determination of the transaction price
Allocation of the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract
Recognition of revenue when, or as, the performance obligation is satisfied

Disaggregation of Revenue from Contracts with Customers

The following table disaggregates the Company’s revenue by end-user markets for the three and six month periods ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018:

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
Residential floorcovering products
$
73,092

 
$
75,034

 
$
136,518

 
$
142,129

Commercial floorcovering products
26,708

 
30,954

 
51,218

 
62,242

Other services
594

 
450

 
1,265

 
926

Total net sales
$
100,394

 
$
106,438

 
$
189,001

 
$
205,297



Residential floorcovering products. Residential floorcovering products include broadloom carpet, rugs, luxury vinyl flooring and engineered hardwood. These products are sold into the designer, retailer, mass merchant and builder markets.

Commercial floorcovering products. Commercial floorcovering products include broadloom carpet, carpet tile, rugs, and luxury vinyl flooring. These products are sold into the corporate, hospitality, healthcare, government, and education markets through the use of designers, architects, flooring contractors and independent retailers.

Other services. Other services include carpet yarn processing and carpet dyeing services.


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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


Contract Balances

Other than receivables that represent an unconditional right to consideration, which are presented separately (See Note 4), the Company does not recognize any contract assets which give conditional rights to receive consideration, as the Company does not incur costs to obtain customer contracts that are recoverable. The Company often receives cash payments from customers in advance of the Company’s performance for limited production run orders resulting in contract liabilities. These contract liabilities are classified in accrued expenses in the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets based on the timing of when the Company expects to recognize revenue, which is typically less than a year. The net decrease or increase in the contract liabilities is primarily driven by order activity for limited runs requiring deposits offset by the recognition of revenue and application of deposit on the receivables ledger for such activity during the period. The activity in the advanced deposits for the three and six month periods ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018 is as follows:

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
Beginning contract liability
$
5,089

 
$
5,296

 
$
6,013

 
$
5,717

Revenue recognized from contract liabilities included in the beginning balance
(3,326
)
 
(4,711
)
 
(4,817
)
 
(5,005
)
Increases due to cash received, net of amounts recognized in revenue during the period
3,536

 
6,139

 
4,103

 
6,012

Ending contract liability
$
5,299

 
$
6,724

 
$
5,299

 
$
6,724

 

Performance Obligations

For performance obligations related to residential floorcovering and commercial floorcovering products, control transfers at a point in time. To indicate the transfer of control, the Company must have a present right to payment, legal title must have passed to the customer and the customer must have the significant risks and rewards of ownership. The Company’s principal terms of sale are FOB Shipping Point and FOB Destination and the Company transfers control and records revenue for product sales either upon shipment or delivery to the customer, respectively. Revenue is allocated to each performance obligation based on its relative stand-alone selling prices. Stand-alone selling prices are based on observable prices at which the Company separately sells the products or services.

Variable Consideration

The nature of the Company’s business gives rise to variable consideration, including rebates, allowances, and returns that generally decrease the transaction price, which reduces revenue. These variable amounts are generally credited to the customer, based on achieving certain levels of sales activity, product returns, or price concessions.

Variable consideration is estimated at the most likely amount that is expected to be earned. Estimated amounts are included in the transaction price to the extent it is probable that a significant reversal of cumulative revenue recognized will not occur when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is resolved. Estimates of variable consideration are estimated based upon historical experience and known trends.

Warranties

The Company generally provides product warranties related to manufacturing defects and specific performance standards for its products for a period of up to two years. The Company accrues for estimated future assurance warranty costs in the period in which the sale is recorded. The costs are included in Cost of Sales in the Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations and the product warranty reserve is included in accrued expenses in the Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets. The Company calculates its accrual using the portfolio approach based upon historical experience and known trends. (See Note 9.) The Company does not provide an additional service-type warranty.

Bill-and-Hold Arrangement

At the customer's request, the Company entered into a bill-and-hold arrangement with one customer. At the point of billing and recognition of revenue by the Company, the Company retained physical possession of the inventory, segregated the inventory and no longer had the ability to use or direct it to another customer. The inventory was available to be physically transferred to the customer at their request. During the three months ended March 30, 2019 the Company recognized revenue of $1,311 and during

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


the three months ended June 29, 2019 the Company recognized revenue for another transaction of $61. As of June 29, 2019, substantially all of both orders had been shipped to the customer.

NOTE 4 - RECEIVABLES, NET

Receivables are summarized as follows:
 
June 29,
2019
 
December 29,
2018
Customers, trade
$
45,062

 
$
40,121

Other receivables
2,577

 
2,595

Gross receivables
47,639

 
42,716

Less: allowance for doubtful accounts
(277
)
 
(174
)
Receivables, net
$
47,362

 
$
42,542


Bad debt expense was $42 and $131 for the three and six months ended June 29, 2019 and $57 and $117 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively.

NOTE 5 - INVENTORIES, NET

Inventories are summarized as follows:
 
June 29,
2019
 
December 29,
2018
Raw materials
$
37,002

 
$
36,875

Work-in-process
16,661

 
20,274

Finished goods
68,268

 
67,085

Supplies and other
226

 
190

LIFO reserve
(17,991
)
 
(19,229
)
Inventories, net
$
104,166

 
$
105,195


In the quarter ended March 30, 2019, the Company incurred an interim inventory liquidation due to a consignment agreement with a primary vendor of raw materials. The former inventory levels are not expected to be reinstated. The Company recognized the effect within the quarter which resulted in liquidations of LIFO inventories carried at prevailing costs established in prior years and reduced cost of sales by $281.

NOTE 6 - PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET

Property, plant and equipment consists of the following:
 
June 29,
2019
 
December 29,
2018
Land and improvements
$
8,528

 
$
8,528

Buildings and improvements
63,282

 
63,389

Machinery and equipment
180,937

 
183,900

Assets under construction
4,008

 
2,675

 
256,755

 
258,492

Accumulated depreciation
(176,304
)
 
(174,381
)
Property, plant and equipment, net
$
80,451

 
$
84,111


Depreciation of property, plant and equipment, including amounts for finance leases, totaled $2,734 and $5,777 in the three and six months ended June 29, 2019, respectively, and $3,036 and $6,051 in the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


NOTE 7 - GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLES

In the fourth quarter of 2018, it was determined that the carrying value of the Company's goodwill was greater than the calculated fair value and that its intangible assets, based on revised projections, were no longer recoverable. As a result of these full impairments, there was no amortization expense for the three and six months ended June 29, 2019. Amortization expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was $76 and $153, respectively.

NOTE 8 - ACCRUED EXPENSES

Accrued expenses are summarized as follows:
 
June 29,
2019
 
December 29,
2018
Compensation and benefits
$
8,933

 
$
8,186

Provision for customer rebates, claims and allowances
8,850

 
9,300

Advanced customer deposits
5,299

 
6,013

Outstanding checks in excess of cash
2,611

 
3,141

Other (1)
5,325

 
4,212

Accrued expenses
$
31,018

 
$
30,852


(1) Includes an accrual of $1,514 for the settlement of a class action lawsuit (See Legal Proceedings section under Note 19).

NOTE 9 - PRODUCT WARRANTY RESERVES

The Company generally provides product warranties related to manufacturing defects and specific performance standards for its products. Product warranty reserves are included in accrued expenses in the Company's Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets. The following is a summary of the Company's product warranty activity:
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(As Adjusted)
Product warranty reserve at beginning of period
$
1,035

 
$
1,248

 
 
$
1,069

 
$
1,356

Warranty liabilities accrued
634

 
623

 
 
1,143

 
1,236

Warranty liabilities settled
(563
)
 
(626
)
 
 
(1,091
)
 
(1,318
)
Changes for pre-existing warranty liabilities
(24
)
 
(2
)
 
 
(39
)
 
(31
)
Product warranty reserve at end of period
$
1,082

 
$
1,243

 
 
$
1,082

 
$
1,243


NOTE 10 - LONG-TERM DEBT AND CREDIT ARRANGEMENTS

Long-term debt consists of the following:
 
June 29,
2019
 
December 29,
2018
Revolving credit facility
$
96,264

 
$
99,219

Notes payable - buildings
6,421

 
11,688

Finance lease - buildings
11,383

 

Finance lease obligations
10,176

 
12,096

Notes payable - equipment and other
3,573

 
5,528

Deferred financing costs, net
(667
)
 
(486
)
Total long-term debt
127,150

 
128,045

Less: current portion of long-term debt
6,345

 
7,794

Long-term debt
$
120,805

 
$
120,251



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


Revolving Credit Facility

The revolving credit facility provides for a maximum of $150,000 of revolving credit, subject to borrowing base availability. The borrowing base is currently equal to specified percentages of the Company's eligible accounts receivable, inventories, fixed assets and real property less reserves established, from time to time, by the administrative agent under the facility. The revolving credit facility matures on September 23, 2021. The revolving credit facility is secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of the Company's assets.

At the Company's election, advances of the revolving credit facility bear interest at annual rates equal to either (a) LIBOR for one, two or three-month periods, as selected by the Company, plus an applicable margin ranging between 1.50% and 2.00%, or (b) the higher of the prime rate, the Federal Funds rate plus 0.5%, or a daily LIBOR rate plus 1.00%, plus an applicable margin ranging between 0.50% and 1.00%. The applicable margin is determined based on availability under the revolving credit facility with margins increasing as availability decreases. As of June 29, 2019, the applicable margin on the Company's revolving credit facility was 1.75%. The Company pays an unused line fee on the average amount by which the aggregate commitments exceed utilization of the revolving credit facility equal to 0.375% per annum. The weighted-average interest rate on borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit facility was 4.58% at June 29, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively.

The revolving credit facility includes certain affirmative and negative covenants that impose restrictions on the Company's financial and business operations. The revolving credit facility restricts the Company's borrowing availability if its fixed charge coverage ratio is less than 1.1 to 1.0. During any period that the fixed charge coverage ratio is less than 1.1 to 1.0, the Company's borrowing availability is reduced by $16,500. As of June 29, 2019, the unused borrowing availability under the revolving credit facility was $26,565; however, since the Company's fixed charge coverage ratio was less than 1.1 to 1.0, the unused availability accessible by the Company was $10,065 (the amount above $16,500) at June 29, 2019.

Notes Payable - Buildings

On November 7, 2014, the Company entered into a ten-year $8,330 note payable to purchase a previously leased distribution center in Adairsville, Georgia. The note payable is scheduled to mature on November 7, 2024 and is secured by the distribution center. The note payable bears interest at a variable rate equal to one-month LIBOR plus 2.0% and is payable in equal monthly installments of principal of $35, plus interest calculated on the declining balance of the note, with a final payment of $4,165 due on maturity. In addition, the Company entered into an interest rate swap with an amortizing notional amount effective November 7, 2014 which effectively fixes the interest rate at 4.50%.

Finance Lease - Buildings

On January 14, 2019, the Company, entered into a purchase and sale agreement (the “Purchase and Sale Agreement”) with Saraland Industrial, LLC, an Alabama limited liability company (the “Purchaser”). Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase and Sale Agreement, the Company sold its Saraland facility, and approximately 17.12 acres of surrounding property located in Saraland, Alabama (the “Property”) to the Purchaser for a purchase price of $11,500. Concurrent with the sale of the Property, the Company and the Purchaser entered into a twenty-year lease agreement (the “Lease Agreement”), whereby the Company will lease back the Property at an annual rental rate of $977, subject to annual rent increases of 1.25%. Under the Lease Agreement, the Company has two (2) consecutive options to extend the term of the Lease by ten years for each such option. This transaction was recorded as a failed sale and leaseback. The Company recorded a liability for the amounts received, will continue to depreciate the asset, and has imputed an interest rate so that the net carrying amount of the financial liability and remaining assets will be zero at the end of the lease term. Concurrently with the sale, the Company paid off the approximately $5,000 mortgage on the property to First Tennessee Bank National Association and terminated the related fixed interest rate swap agreement.

Finance Lease Obligations

The Company's finance lease obligations have terms ranging from 3 to 7 years, bear interest ranging from 3.55% to 7.76% and are due in monthly or quarterly installments through their maturity dates. The Company's finance lease obligations are secured by the specific equipment leased.

Notes Payable - Equipment and Other

The Company's equipment financing notes have terms ranging from 1 to 7 years, bear interest ranging from 1.00% to 7.68% and are due in monthly installments through their maturity dates. The Company's equipment financing notes are secured by the specific equipment financed and do not contain any financial covenants.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


NOTE 11 - LEASES

The Company determines if an arrangement is an operating lease or a financing lease at inception. Lease assets and obligations are recognized at the lease commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the term of the lease. The Company generally uses its incremental borrowing rate, which is based on information available at the lease commencement date, to determine the present value of lease payments.

The Company has operating leases primarily for real estate and equipment used in manufacturing. Operating lease expense is recognized in continuing operations by amortizing the amount recorded as an asset on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Financing lease expense is comprised of both interest expense, which will be recognized using the effective interest method, and amortization of the right-of-use assets. These expenses are presented consistently with the presentation of other interest expense and amortization or depreciation of similar assets. In determining lease asset values, the Company considers fixed and variable payment terms, prepayments, incentives, and options to extend, terminate or purchase. Renewal, termination, or purchase options affect the lease term used for determining lease asset value only if the option is reasonably certain to be exercised.

Balance sheet information related to right-of-use assets and liabilities is as follows:
 
Balance Sheet Location
June 29, 2019
Operating Leases:
 
 
Operating lease right-of-use assets
Operating lease right-of-use assets
$
8,393

 
 
 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities
Current portion of operating lease liabilities
1,973

Noncurrent portion of operating lease liabilities
Operating lease liabilities
6,831

Total operating lease liabilities
 
$
8,804

 
 
 
Finance Leases:
 
 
Finance lease right-of-use assets
Property, plant, and equipment, net
$
16,553

 
 
 
Current portion of finance lease liabilities
Current portion of long-term debt
4,150

Noncurrent portion of finance lease liabilities
Long-term debt
17,409

 
 
$
21,559


Lease cost recognized in the consolidated condensed financial statements is summarized as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended

 
Six Months Ended

 
 
June 29, 2019
 
June 29, 2019
Operating lease cost
 
$
815

 
$
1,723

 
 
 
 
 
Finance lease cost:
 
 
 
 
     Amortization of lease assets
 
750

 
1,498

     Interest on lease liabilities
 
335

 
685

Total Finance lease costs
 
$
1,085

 
$
2,183


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(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)



Other supplemental information related to leases is summarized as follows:
 
 
June 29, 2019

Weighted average remaining lease term (in years):
 
 
     Operating leases
 
6.20

     Finance leases
 
11.62

 
 
 
Weighted average discount rate:
 
 
     Operating leases
 
8.47
%
     Finance leases
 
6.65
%
 
 
 
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities for the six months ended June 29, 2019:
 
 
     Operating cash flows from operating leases
 
794

     Operating cash flows from finance leases
 
685

     Financing cash flows from finance leases
 
2,089


The following table summarizes the Company's undiscounted future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable contractual obligations for operating and financing liabilities as of June 29, 2019:

Fiscal Year
 
Operating Leases
Finance Leases
2019
 
1,422

2,768

2020
 
2,360

5,207

2021
 
1,986

4,347

2022
 
1,559

2,015

2023
 
877

1,283

Thereafter
 
3,347

17,082

Total future minimum lease payments (undiscounted)
 
11,551

32,702

Less: Present value discount
 
(2,747
)
(11,143
)
Total lease liability
 
8,804

21,559



NOTE 12 - FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

Fair value is defined as the exchange value of an asset or a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. The fair value guidance outlines a valuation framework and establishes a fair value hierarchy in order to increase the consistency and comparability of fair value measurements and disclosures. The hierarchy consists of three levels as follows:

Level 1 - Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities as of the reported date;

Level 2 - Other than quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities, quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, and other than quoted prices for assets or liabilities and prices that are derived principally from or corroborated by market data by correlation or other means; and

Level 3 - Measurements using management's best estimate of fair value, where the determination of fair value requires significant management judgment or estimation.


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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


The following table reflects the fair values of assets and liabilities measured and recognized at fair value on a recurring basis on the Company's Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets as of June 29, 2019 and December 29, 2018:
 
June 29,
2019
 
December 29,
2018
 
Fair Value Hierarchy Level
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps (1)
$

 
$
36

 
Level 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps (1)
$
1,924

 
$
1,008

 
Level 2

(1)
The Company uses certain external sources in deriving the fair value of the interest rate swaps. The interest rate swaps were valued using observable inputs (e.g., LIBOR yield curves, credit spreads). Valuations of interest rate swaps may fluctuate considerably from period-to-period due to volatility in underlying interest rates, which are driven by market conditions and the duration of the instrument. Credit adjustments could have a significant impact on the valuations due to changes in credit ratings of the Company or its counterparties.

There were no transfers of assets or liabilities between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 during the three and six months ending June 29, 2019 or June 30, 2018. If any, the Company recognizes the transfers at the end of the reporting period.

The carrying amounts and estimated fair values of the Company's financial instruments are summarized as follows:
 
June 29,
2019
 
December 29,
2018
 
Carrying
 
Fair
 
Carrying
 
Fair
 
Amount
 
Value
 
Amount
 
Value
Financial assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
20

 
$
20

 
$
18

 
$
18

Notes receivable

 

 
282

 
282

Interest rate swaps

 

 
36

 
36

Financial liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt, including current portion
105,591

 
103,518

 
115,949

 
112,519

Finance leases, including current portion
21,559

 
18,918

 
12,096

 
11,723

Operating leases, including current portion
8,880

 
8,880

 

 

Interest rate swaps
1,924

 
1,924

 
1,008

 
1,008


The fair values of the Company's long-term debt and finance leases were estimated using market rates the Company believes would be available for similar types of financial instruments and represent level 2 measurements. The fair values of cash and cash equivalents and notes receivable approximate their carrying amounts due to the short-term nature of the financial instruments.

NOTE 13 - DERIVATIVES

The Company's earnings, cash flows and financial position are exposed to market risks relating to interest rates. It is the Company's policy to minimize its exposure to adverse changes in interest rates and manage interest rate risks inherent in funding the Company with debt. The Company addresses this risk by maintaining a mix of fixed and floating rate debt and entering into interest rate swaps for a portion of its variable rate debt to minimize interest rate volatility.

The following is a summary of the Company's interest rate swaps outstanding as of June 29, 2019:
Type
Notional Amount
 
Effective Date
Fixed Rate
Variable Rate
Interest rate swap
$
25,000

 
September 1, 2016 through September 1, 2021
3.105%
1 Month LIBOR
Interest rate swap
$
25,000

 
September 1, 2015 through September 1, 2021
3.304%
1 Month LIBOR
Interest rate swap
$
6,421

(1)
November 7, 2014 through November 7, 2024
4.500%
1 Month LIBOR

(1) Interest rate swap notional amount amortizes by $35 monthly to maturity.



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(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


The following table summarizes the fair values of derivative instruments included in the Company's financial statements:
 
Location on Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
Fair Value
 
 
June 29,
2019
 
December 29,
2018
Asset Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps, current portion
Prepaids and other current assets
 
$

 
$
14

Interest rate swaps, long-term portion
Other assets
 

 
22

Total Asset Derivatives
 
 
$

 
$
36

 
 
 
 
 
 
Liability Derivatives:
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps, current portion
Accrued expenses
 
$
682

 
$
335

Interest rate swaps, long-term portion
Other long-term liabilities
 
1,242

 
673

Total Liability Derivatives
 
 
$
1,924

 
$
1,008


The following tables summarize the pre-tax impact of derivative instruments on the Company's financial statements:
 
Amount of Gain or (Loss) Recognized in AOCIL on the effective portion of the Derivative
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flow hedges - interest rate swaps
$
(705
)
 
$
323

 
$
(1,104
)
 
$
1,128

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amount of Gain (Loss) Reclassified from AOCIL on the effective portion into Earnings (1)(2)
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flow hedges - interest rate swaps
$
(93
)
 
$
(177
)
 
$
(149
)
 
$
(406
)

(1)
The amount of gain (loss) reclassified from AOCIL is included in interest expense on the Company's consolidated condensed financial statements.
(2)
The amount of loss expected to be reclassified from AOCIL into earnings during the next 12 months subsequent to June 29, 2019 is $682.

The Company recorded a gain of $38 for the settlement of the fixed interest rate swap agreement associated with the Saraland sale and leaseback.
 
NOTE 14 - EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

Defined Contribution Plans

The Company sponsors a 401(k) defined contribution plan that covers approximately 85% of the Company's current associates. This plan includes a mandatory Company match on the first 1% of participants' contributions. The Company matches the next 2% of participants' contributions if the Company meets prescribed earnings levels. The plan also provides for additional Company contributions above the 3% level if the Company attains certain additional performance targets. Matching contribution (credit) expense for this 401(k) plan was $(7) and $(33) for the three months ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018, respectively, and $223 and $231 for the six months ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018, respectively. The reduction in the matching contribution expense for the three months ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018 was a result of revising the estimated match for the year.

Additionally, the Company sponsors a 401(k) defined contribution plan that covers approximately 15% of the Company's current associates at one facility who are under a collective-bargaining agreement. Under this plan, the Company generally matches

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(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


participants' contributions, on a sliding scale, up to a maximum of 2.75% of the participant's earnings. Matching contribution expense for the collective-bargaining 401(k) plan was $43 and $38 for the three months ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018, respectively, and $77 and $67 for the six months ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018, respectively.

Non-Qualified Retirement Savings Plan

The Company sponsors a non-qualified retirement savings plan that allows eligible associates to defer a specified percentage of their compensation. The obligations owed to participants under this plan were $15,496 at June 29, 2019 and $13,943 at December 29, 2018 and are included in other long-term liabilities in the Company's Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets. The obligations are unsecured general obligations of the Company and the participants have no right, interest or claim in the assets of the Company, except as unsecured general creditors. The Company utilizes a Rabbi Trust to hold, invest and reinvest deferrals and contributions under the plan. Amounts are invested in Company-owned life insurance in the Rabbi Trust and the cash surrender value of the policies was $15,495 at June 29, 2019 and $13,822 at December 29, 2018 and is included in other assets in the Company's Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets.

Multi-Employer Pension Plan

The Company contributes to a multi-employer pension plan under the terms of a collective-bargaining agreement that covers its union-represented employees. Expenses related to the multi-employer pension plan were $87 and $81 for the three months ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018, respectively, and $170 and $173 for the six months ended June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2018, respectively. If the Company were to withdraw from the multi-employer plan, a withdrawal liability would be due, the amount of which would be determined by the plan. The withdrawal liability, as determined by the plan, would be a function of contribution rates, fund status, discount rates and various other factors at the time of any such withdrawal.

NOTE 15 - INCOME TAXES

The effective tax rate for the six months ending June 29, 2019 was 1.7% compared with a benefit rate of 3.8% for the six months ending June 30, 2018. The Company maintains a full valuation allowance against the deferred tax assets resulting in only refundable credits and a small amount of state taxes being recognized in the tax expense for the first six months of 2019. The Company is in a net deferred tax liability position of $642 and $568 at June 29, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively, which is included in other long-term liabilities in the Company's Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets.

The Company accounts for uncertainty in income tax positions according to FASB guidance relating to uncertain tax positions. Unrecognized tax benefits were $455 and $441 at June 29, 2019 and December 29, 2018, respectively. Such benefits, if recognized, would affect the Company's effective tax rate. There were no significant interest or penalties accrued as of June 29, 2019 and December 29, 2018.

The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to United States federal income taxes, as well as income taxes in a number of state jurisdictions. The tax years subsequent to 2014 remain open to examination for U.S. federal income taxes. The majority of state jurisdictions remain open for tax years subsequent to 2014. A few state jurisdictions remain open to examination for tax years subsequent to 2013.

NOTE 16 - EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

The Company's unvested stock awards that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents, whether paid or unpaid, are considered participating securities and are included in the computation of earnings (loss) per share. Accounting guidance requires additional disclosure of earnings (loss) per share for common stock and unvested share-based payment awards, separately disclosing distributed and undistributed earnings. Undistributed earnings represent earnings that were available for distribution but were not distributed. Common stock and unvested share-based payment awards earn dividends equally. All earnings were undistributed in all periods presented.


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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
Basic earnings (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss from continuing operations
$
(1,181
)
 
$
(1,972
)
 
$
(7,822
)
 
$
(4,857
)
Less: Allocation of earnings to participating securities

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations available to common shareholders - basic
$
(1,181
)
 
$
(1,972
)
 
$
(7,822
)
 
$
(4,857
)
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding (1)
15,885

 
15,763

 
15,847

 
15,739

Basic earnings (loss) per share - continuing operations
$
(0.07
)
 
$
(0.13
)
 
$
(0.49
)
 
$
(0.31
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss from continuing operations available to common shareholders - basic
$
(1,181
)
 
$
(1,972
)
 
$
(7,822
)
 
$
(4,857
)
Add: Undistributed earnings reallocated to unvested shareholders

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations available to common shareholders - basic
$
(1,181
)
 
$
(1,972
)
 
$
(7,822
)
 
$
(4,857
)
Basic weighted-average shares outstanding (1)
15,885

 
15,763

 
15,847

 
15,739

Effect of dilutive securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options (2)

 

 

 

Directors' stock performance units (2)

 

 

 

Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding (1)(2)
15,885

 
15,763

 
15,847

 
15,739

Diluted earnings (loss) per share - continuing operations
$
(0.07
)
 
$
(0.13
)
 
$
(0.49
)
 
$
(0.31
)

(1)
Includes Common and Class B Common shares, excluding 476 thousand unvested participating securities.
(2)
Shares issuable under stock option plans where the exercise price is greater than the average market price of the Company's Common Stock during the relevant period and directors' stock performance units have been excluded to the extent they are anti-dilutive. Aggregate shares excluded for the three and six months ended June 29, 2019 and were 383 thousand and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 were 426 thousand.

NOTE 17 - STOCK COMPENSATION EXPENSE

The Company recognizes compensation expense relating to share-based payments based on the fair value of the equity instrument issued and records such expense in selling and administrative expenses in the Company's Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations. The number of shares to be issued is determined by dividing the specified dollar value of the award by the market value per share on the grant date. The Company's stock compensation expense was $130 and $287 for the three and six months ended June 29, 2019, respectively, and $228 and $455 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively.


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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


NOTE 18 - ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

Components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax, are as follows:
 
Interest Rate Swaps
 
Post-Retirement Liabilities
 
Total
Balance at December 29, 2018
$
(383
)
 
$
275

 
$
(108
)
Unrealized gain on interest rate swaps
(1,104
)
 

 
(1,104
)
Reclassification of loss into earnings from interest rate swaps, net of tax of $10
139

 

 
139

Reclassification of net actuarial gain into earnings from postretirement benefit plans

 
(14
)
 
(14
)
Reclassification of prior service credits into earnings from postretirement benefit plans

 
(2
)
 
(2
)
Balance at June 29, 2019
$
(1,348
)
 
$
259

 
$
(1,089
)

NOTE 19 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Contingencies

The Company assesses its exposure related to legal matters, including those pertaining to product liability, safety and health matters and other items that arise in the regular course of its business. If the Company determines that it is probable a loss has been incurred, the amount of the loss, or an amount within the range of loss, that can be reasonably estimated will be recorded.

Environmental Remediation

The Company accrues for losses associated with environmental remediation obligations when such losses are probable and estimable. Remediation obligations are accrued based on the latest available information and are recorded at undiscounted amounts. The Company regularly monitors the progress of environmental remediation. If studies indicate that the cost of remediation has changed from the previous estimate, an adjustment to the liability would be recorded in the period in which such determination is made. (See Note 22).

Legal Proceedings

The Company has been sued, together with the 3M Company and approximately 30 other carpet manufacturers, by the Gadsden (Alabama) Water Works in the circuit court of Etowah County Alabama [The Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Gadsden v. 3M Company, et al, civil action No. 31-CV-2016-900676.00] and by the Town of Centre (Alabama) Water Works in the circuit court of Cherokee County Alabama [The Water Works and Sewer Board of the Town of Centre v. 3M Company, et al, civil action No. 13-CV-2017-900049.00]. Both cases seek monetary damages and injunctive relief related to the use of certain chemical compounds in the manufacture and finishing of carpet products “in and around Dalton Georgia.” On motion of the defendants, the cases were removed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (Middle Division) Case No. 4:16-CV-01755-SGC and Case No. 4:17-CV-01026-KOB. Subsequently, the Gadsden Water Works filed a motion to have the case remanded back to the state court and such motion has been granted. Currently, the Company joined several other co-defendants in filing a Petition for Writ of Mandamus with the Alabama Supreme Court asking for an Order directing the trial court to grant the Company’s and other codefendants’ motions to dismiss the Alabama-filed actions for lack of personal jurisdiction. The Petitions have been consolidated by the Alabama Supreme Court with the Town of Centre (Alabama) matter (described above). The Petitions are still pending and there is no statutory deadline for the court to issue a decision. The lawsuits allege that perflourinated compounds (“PFC”), perflourinated acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (“PFOS”) manufactured by 3M were used in certain finishing and treatment processes by the defendants and, as a consequence of such use, were subsequently either discharged into or leached into the water systems around Dalton, Georgia. The Complaints seek damages that exceed $10, but are otherwise unspecified in amount in addition to injunctive relief and punitive damages. The Company intends to defend the matters vigorously and is unable to estimate the potential exposure to loss, if any, at this time.

On November 16, 2018 the Superior Court of the State of California granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement in the matter of Carlos Garcia v. Fabrica International, Inc. et al Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2017-00949461-CU-OE-CXC. The court further approved the procedures for Settlement Class Members to opt-out of or object to the Settlement. The terms of the settlement provide that Fabrica, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has agreed to pay $1,514 (the “Gross Settlement Amount”) to fully resolve all claims in the Lawsuit, including payments to Settlement Class Members, Class Counsel’s attorneys’ fees and expenses, settlement administration costs, and the Class Representative’s Service Award. The amount of the proposed settlement was recorded during the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The deadline for class members to opt-out was February 1,

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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


2019. The deadline for the plaintiff to file a motion for final approval of the class action settlement was March 29, 2019. The final fairness hearing took place on April 12, 2019 with final approval being granted.
 
The Company is one of multiple parties to three current lawsuits filed in Madison County Illinois, styled Brenda Bridgeman, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Robert Bridgeman, Deceased, vs. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., f/k/a Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., et al No. 15-L-374, styled Charles Anderson, Pltf., vs. 3M Company, et al, No. 17-L-525 and styled Danny Atkins and Pamela Atkins, Pltfs., vs. Aurora Pump Company, et al. No. 18-L-2. All three lawsuits entail a claim for damages to be determined in excess of $50 filed on behalf of either a former employee or the estate of an individual which alleges that the deceased contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos while employed by the Company. Discovery in each matter is ongoing, and a tentative trial date has been set for one of the cases. The Company has denied liability, is defending the matters vigorously and is unable to estimate its potential exposure to loss, if any, at this time. In August of 2017, the lawsuit styled Sandra D. Watts, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Dianne Averett, Deceased vs. 4520 Corp., Inc. f/k/a Benjamin F. Shaw Company, et al No. 12-L-2032 was placed in the category of "special closed with settlements and bankruptcy claims pending" to all remaining defendants. In March 2018, the lawsuit styled Charles Anderson, Individually and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Charles Anderson, Deceased vs. 3M Company, et al, No. 17-L-525 was dismissed without prejudice. In October 2018, the lawsuit styled Danny Atkins and Pamela Atkins, Pltfs., vs. Aurora Pump Company, et al. No. 18-L-2 was dismissed without prejudice.

The Company has been sued in the matter styled: The Canyons Grand Summit Resort Hotel Owners Association, Inc. v. The Dixie Group Inc. d/b/a Masland Contract Carpet, Case No. 190500139, in the Third District Court, State of Utah, Summit County, Silver Summit Department, which was filed on March 29, 2019. This claim seeks monetary damages of $500 over carpet sold for installation in a condominium complex. The Company intends to defend the matter vigorously and is unable to estimate the potential exposure to loss, if any, at this time.

See Note 21 under the Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements for discussion of a series of workers compensation claims filed related to the closure of manufacturing facilities in California.

NOTE 20 - OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, NET

Other operating (income) expense, net is summarized as follows:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
Other operating expense, net:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss on property, plant and equipment disposals
$
1

 
$
82

 
$
62

 
$
82

(Gain) loss on currency exchanges
82

 
5

 
104

 
(3
)
Amortization of intangibles

 
76

 

 
153

Retirement (income) expenses
9

 
(120
)
 
(24
)
 
(66
)
Settlement of class action litigation

 
1,514

 

 
1,514

Miscellaneous (income) expense
(12
)
 
(50
)
 
(31
)
 
(413
)
Other operating expense, net
$
80

 
$
1,507

 
$
111

 
$
1,267


Other (income) expense, net is summarized as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
Other (income) expense, net:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post-retirement income
$
(4
)
 
$
(5
)
 
(7
)
 
(9
)
Interest income

 

 
(38
)
 

Miscellaneous (income) expense
8

 
6

 
7

 
12

Other (income) expense, net
$
4

 
$
1

 
$
(38
)
 
$
3


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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


NOTE 21 - FACILITY CONSOLIDATION AND SEVERANCE EXPENSES, NET

2015 Corporate Office Consolidation Plan

In April 2015, the Company's Board of Directors approved the Corporate Office Consolidation Plan, to cover the costs of consolidating three of the Company's existing leased divisional and corporate offices to a single leased facility located in Dalton, Georgia. The Company paid a fee to terminate one of the leased facilities, did not renew a second facility and vacated the third facility. Related to the vacated facility, the Company recorded the estimated costs related to the fulfillment of its contractual lease obligation and on-going facility maintenance, net of an estimate of sub-lease expectations. Accordingly, if the estimates differ, the Company would record an additional charge or benefit, as appropriate. Costs related to the consolidation included the lease termination fee, contractual lease obligations and moving costs.

2017 Profit Improvement Plan

During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company announced a Profit Improvement Plan to improve profitability through lower cost and streamlined decision making and aligning processes to maximize efficiency. The plan includes consolidating the management of the Company's two commercial brands, Atlas Carpet Mills and Masland Contract, under one management team, sharing operations in sales, marketing, product development and manufacturing. Specific to this plan, the Company is focusing nearly all commercial solution dyed make-to-order production in its Atmore, Alabama operations where the Company has developed such make-to-order capabilities over the last 5 years. Further, the Company is aligning its west coast production facilities, better utilizing its west coast real estate by moving production to its Santa Ana, California and Atmore, Alabama operations and preparing for more efficient distribution of its west coast products. Furthermore, the Company is re-configuring its east coast distribution facilities to provide more efficient distribution of its products. In addition, the Company realized reductions in related support functions such as accounting and information services.

Expenses in the Profit Improvement Plan for the three months ended June 29, 2019 included $1,052 for post employment workers' compensation claims filed post employment by certain employees who were terminated as part of the closure and reorganization of the Company's west coast facilities. The Company is investigating these claims.

Costs related to the facility consolidation plans are summarized as follows:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of June 29, 2019
 
Accrued Balance at December 29, 2018
 
2019 Expenses To Date (1)
 
2019 Cash Payments
 
Accrued Balance at June 29, 2019
 
Total Costs Incurred To Date
 
Total Expected Costs
Corporate Office Consolidation Plan
$
98

 
$
8

 
$
42

 
$
64

 
$
824

 
$
824

Profit Improvement Plan
846

 
3,808

 
4,271

 
383

 
7,602

 
8,294

Total All Plans
$
944

 
$
3,816

 
$
4,313

 
$
447

 
$
8,426

 
$
9,118

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asset Impairments
$

 
$
3

 
$

 
$

 
$
3,323

 
$
3,323

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued Balance at December 30, 2017
 
2018 Expenses To Date (1)
 
2018 Cash Payments
 
Accrued Balance at June 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
Corporate Office Consolidation Plan
$
171

 
$
4

 
$
40

 
$
135

 
 
 
 
Profit Improvement Plan
334

 
402

 
653

 
83

 
 
 
 
Totals
$
505

 
$
406

 
$
693

 
$
218

 
 
 
 

(1) Costs incurred under these plans are classified as "facility consolidation and severance expenses, net" in the Company's Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations.
 



THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


NOTE 22 - DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

The Company has either sold or discontinued certain operations that are accounted for as "Discontinued Operations" under applicable accounting guidance. Discontinued operations are summarized as follows:

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
 
June 29,
2019
 
June 30,
2018
Income (loss) from discontinued operations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Workers' compensation credits from former textile operations
$
3

 
$
208

 
31

 
214

Environmental remediation costs from former textile operations
(38
)
 
(51
)
 
(97
)
 
(79
)
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, before taxes
$
(35
)
 
$
157

 
(66
)
 
135

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax
$
(35
)
 
$
157

 
$
(66
)
 
$
135


Undiscounted reserves are maintained for the self-insured workers' compensation obligations related to the Company's former textile operations. These reserves are administered by a third-party workers' compensation service provider under the supervision of Company personnel. Such reserves are reassessed on a quarterly basis. Pre-tax cost incurred for workers' compensation as a component of discontinued operations primarily represents a change in estimate for each period from unanticipated medical costs associated with the Company's obligations.

Reserves for environmental remediation obligations are established on an undiscounted basis. The Company has an accrual for environmental remediation obligations related to discontinued operations of $1,749 as of June 29, 2019 and $1,728 as of December 29, 2018. The liability established represents the Company's best estimate of possible loss and is the reasonable amount to which there is any meaningful degree of certainty given the periods of estimated remediation and the dollars applicable to such remediation for those periods. The actual timeline to remediate, and thus, the ultimate cost to complete such remediation through these remediation efforts, may differ significantly from the Company's estimates. Pre-tax cost for environmental remediation obligations classified as discontinued operations were primarily a result of specific events requiring action and additional expense in each period.

NOTE 23 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company was a party to a five-year lease with the seller of Atlas Carpet Mills, Inc. to lease three manufacturing facilities as part of the acquisition in 2014. The original lease agreements have expired and the Company has entered into new agreements for two of the three manufacturing facilities. The new lease agreements will expire on September 30, 2019. The lessor was controlled by an associate of the Company until March of 2019. Rent paid to the lessor during the three and six months ended June 29, 2019 was $123 and $374, respectively. Rent paid to the lessor during the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was $251 and $501, respectively. The lease was based on current market values for similar facilities.

The Company purchases a portion of its product needs in the form of fiber, yarn and carpet from Engineered Floors, an entity substantially controlled by Robert E. Shaw, a shareholder of the Company. An affiliate of Mr. Shaw holds approximately 7.2% of the Company's Common Stock, which represents approximately 3.5% of the total vote of all classes of the Company's Common Stock. Engineered Floors is one of several suppliers of such materials to the Company. Total purchases from Engineered Floors during the three and six months ended June 29, 2019 were approximately $1,599 and $3,034, respectively; or approximately 2.1% of the Company's cost of goods sold. Total purchases from Engineered Floors during the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 were approximately $2,855 and $4,570, respectively; or approximately 3.5% and 2.9%, respectively, of the Company's cost of goods sold. Purchases from Engineered Floors are based on market value negotiated prices. The Company has no contractual commitments with Mr. Shaw associated with its business relationship with Engineered Floors. Transactions with Engineered Floors are reviewed annually by the Company's board of directors.

The Company is a party to a ten-year lease with the Rothman Family Partnership to lease a facility as part of the Robertex acquisition in 2013. The controlling principle of the lessor was an associate of the Company until June 30, 2018. Rent paid to the lessor during the three and six months ended June 29, 2019 was $70 and $140, respectively. Rent paid to the lessor during the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 was $69 and $138, respectively. The lease was based on current market values for similar facilities. In addition, the Company had a note payable to Robert P. Rothman related to the acquisition of Robertex Inc. The note matured on June 30, 2018.

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THE DIXIE GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
(amounts in thousands, except per share data) (Continued)


NOTE 24 - SUBSEQUENT EVENT

On August 7, 2019, the Company entered into a letter of intent to sell its facility in Santa Ana, California. The transaction is subject to entering into a definitive purchase and lease agreement. Under the lease agreement, the company will lease the property for 10 years with two 5 year renewal options. The property consists of 10 acres with one building totaling approximately 200,000 square feet. The transaction is anticipated to close in early October, 2019. The purchase price is in excess of $40,000 and is anticipated to generate an after tax gain on sale in excess of $20,000.


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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our consolidated condensed financial statements and related notes appearing elsewhere in this report.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This Report contains statements that may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include the use of terms or phrases such as "expects," "estimates," "projects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," and similar terms and phrases. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other matters, our future financial performance, business prospects, growth strategies or liquidity. The following important factors may affect our future results and could cause those results to differ materially from our historical results; these factors include, in addition to those “Risk Factors” detailed in item 1A of this report, and described elsewhere in this document, the cost and availability of capital, raw material and transportation costs related to petroleum price levels, the cost and availability of energy supplies, the loss of a significant customer or group of customers, ability to attract, develop and retain qualified personnel, materially adverse changes in economic conditions generally in carpet, rug and floorcovering markets we serve and other risks detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

OVERVIEW

Our business consists principally of marketing, manufacturing and selling floorcovering products to high-end residential and commercial customers through our various sales forces and brands. We focus exclusively on the upper-end of the floorcovering market where we believe we have strong brands and competitive advantages with our style and design capabilities and customer relationships. Our Fabrica, Masland, and Dixie Home brands have a significant presence in the high-end residential floorcovering markets. Our Atlas | Masland Contract brand participates in the upper-end specified commercial marketplace. Dixie International sells all of our brands outside of the North American market.

Our business is primarily concentrated in areas of the soft floorcovering markets which include broadloom carpet, carpet tiles and rugs.  However, over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the flooring marketplace as hard surface products have grown at a rate much faster than soft surface products. We have responded to this accelerated shift to hard surface flooring by launching several initiatives in both our residential and commercial brands. Our commercial brands offer luxury vinyl flooring (“LVF”) products under the Calibré brand in the commercial markets. Our residential brands, Dixie Home and Masland Residential, offer Stainmaster® PetProtect™ and TRUCOR™ vinyl flooring. Our new residential branded TRUCOR™ SPC luxury vinyl flooring program has begun to gain traction in the market and we will begin expanding our Fabrica wood program during the second half of 2019. In addition, we have expanded our soft surface product lines to take advantage of opportunities we perceive in the marketplace. In April 2019, we launched Masland California Classics. This collection of 16 styles is finished and distributed out of our Santa Anna, California facility. In our Dixie Home line, we are expanding the Pacific Living quick ship program, growing our offering from 10 to 19 styles with new retail displays and updated colors. Our Masland and Dixie Home customers in the western United States will benefit from the expansion of this program. Our Envision 6.6 collection, introduced in April of 2019, has been well received in the marketplace. This new program is an extension of our Dixie Home line of products with high-end designs at moderate price points aimed at reaching a wider range of customers. We have also updated our eNergy main street commercial collection to bring the latest styling and color selection to this segment of the market.

We began our Profit Improvement Plan in late 2017. This Plan included a review of all of our business processes though the primary focus was on the complete restructuring of our commercial business. Subsequent to our starting this plan, a decision by one of our key suppliers to exit the production of commercial piece dyeable yarns caused us to expand the commercial restructuring to be a complete integration of all aspects of the business.

As a result of this action, we have completed the combination of our Atlas and Masland business into one commercial business, now known as Atlas | Masland Contract. We have spent, through the second quarter of 2019, approximately $17.4 million in costs to implement the Profit Improvement Plan along with related inventory, intangible asset, and goodwill write-downs. We estimate the total costs of the Plan and related costs, once complete by the end of 2019, to be $18.2 million. The total annualized cost reductions of these restructuring efforts, once fully implemented, is approximately $18.7 million annually, as compared to our cost structure in 2017 when we began this process.

Invista has made the decision to exit the production of most piece dyeable yarns for the commercial market, a major source of differentiation for the Atlas product line. Accordingly, we have begun to phase out products dependent on those yarns, and have begun introducing new products to replace those being phased out. The consolidation of our two commercial businesses has aided our response to this change, by reducing costs and simplifying our sales and product development efforts. That consolidation is now substantially complete.

During the second quarter of 2019, our net sales decreased 5.7% compared with the second quarter of 2018. Sales of residential products decreased 2.6% during the quarter versus the prior year quarter while the portion of the industry we participate in was





estimated to be down 9%. Commercial product sales decreased 13.7% versus the prior year quarter while the industry, we believe, was up slightly.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Three and Six Months Ended June 29, 2019 Compared with Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2018


 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 29,
 
June 30,
 
June 29,
 
June 30,
 
2019
 
2018
 
2019
 
2018
Net Sales
100.0%

 
100.0%

 
100.0
 %
 
100.0
 %
Cost of Sales
76.6
%
 
76.4
 %