On Jan. 21, 2021, Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. announced its results of operations for its fourth quarter ended November 28, 2020.
Net income for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $6.5 million or $0.65 per diluted share as compared to a loss of $5.1 million or $0.51 per diluted share for the prior year quarter, and operating income for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $10.0 million as compared to a loss of $5.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Excluding certain charges related to asset impairments and other items in 2019, adjusted operating income was $10.0 million and $1.6 million for the fourth quarters of 2020 and 2019, respectively. Adjusted net income and diluted earnings per share was $6.5 million and $0.65 for the quarter ended November 28, 2020 and $0.7 million and $0.07 for the quarter ended November 30, 2019. See Table 6 of this press release for reconciliations of adjusted operating income, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share to operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share and for more information about these non-GAAP financial measures.
“The robust sales that we have generated since the late spring began to positively roll through our income statement in the September-November quarter,” observed Rob Spilman, Chairman and CEO. “Consolidated revenue grew by 4.2% and operating profit of $10.0 million represented a significant increase to last year’s performance. Still, we continue to face a number of unprecedented externally induced challenges that make operating the business unusually difficult and currently prevent us from fully realizing the financial benefits that are embedded in our huge backlog of orders. Fourth quarter domestic manufacturing production increased by 19% compared to the third quarter primarily due to across the board extended work schedules in our plants. The increased production was more than offset, however, by a 26% acceleration in wholesale orders for the period as compared to the prior year period, leaving us with a $54.9 million backlog; 47% greater than the amount of unfulfilled wholesale orders at the end of our third quarter.”