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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 Washington, DC 20549
FORM 10-Q
 
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended January 1, 2012

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

Commission File No. 1-7604

CROWN CRAFTS, INC.
 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware   58-0678148
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
916 South Burnside Avenue, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737
 (Address of principal executive offices)

(225) 647-9100
 (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

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.Yes þNo o

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes þ  No o

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one)
 
Large accelerated filer o Accelerated filer o Non-Accelerated filer o Smaller Reporting Company þ
    (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)  
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o  No þ

The number of shares of common stock, $0.01 par value, of the registrant outstanding as of February 10, 2012 was 9,657,698.

 
 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
January 1, 2012 and April 3, 2011
   
January 1, 2012
       
   
(Unaudited)
   
April 3, 2011
 
   
(amounts in thousands, except
 
   
share and per share amounts)
 
ASSETS
           
Current assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 279     $ 205  
Accounts receivable (net of allowances of $1,096 at January 1, 2012 and $1,395 at April 3, 2011):
               
Due from factor
    16,113       17,819  
Other
    315       834  
Inventories
    15,540       13,560  
Prepaid expenses
    2,755       2,360  
Assets held for sale
    275       275  
Deferred income taxes
    65       230  
Total current assets
    35,342       35,283  
Property, plant and equipment - at cost:
               
Vehicles
    133       58  
Leasehold improvements
    216       215  
Machinery and equipment
    2,539       2,622  
Furniture and fixtures
    750       730  
Property, plant and equipment - gross
    3,638       3,625  
Less accumulated depreciation
    3,119       3,153  
Property, plant and equipment - net
    519       472  
Finite-lived intangible assets - at cost:
               
Customer relationships
    5,411       5,411  
Other finite-lived intangible assets
    6,691       6,674  
Finite-lived intangible assets - gross
    12,102       12,085  
Less accumulated amortization
    6,129       5,290  
Finite-lived intangible assets - net
    5,973       6,795  
Goodwill
    1,126       1,126  
Deferred income taxes
    1,806       1,904  
Other
    108       122  
Total Assets
  $ 44,874     $ 45,702  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 8,468     $ 5,050  
Accrued wages and benefits
    635       1,167  
Accrued royalties
    1,485       1,181  
Income taxes currently payable
    195       409  
Other accrued liabilities
    216       212  
Current maturities of long-term debt
    -       1,952  
Total current liabilities
    10,999       9,971  
Non-current liabilities:
               
Long-term debt
    -       4,336  
                 
Commitments and contingencies
    -       -  
                 
Shareholders' equity:
               
Preferred stock - $0.01 par value per share; Authorized no shares at January 1, 2012 and 1,000,000 shares at April 3, 2011; No shares issued at January 1, 2012 and April 3, 2011
    -       -  
Common stock - $0.01 par value per share; Authorized 40,000,000 shares at January 1, 2012 and 74,000,000 shares at April 3, 2011; Issued 11,054,772 shares at January 1, 2012 and 10,830,772 shares at April 3, 2011
    111       108  
Additional paid-in capital
    43,262       42,227  
Treasury stock - at cost - 1,397,074 shares at January 1, 2012 and 1,248,162 shares at April 3, 2011
    (5,096 )     (4,358 )
Accumulated deficit
    (4,402 )     (6,582 )
Total shareholders' equity
    33,875       31,395  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
  $ 44,874     $ 45,702  
                 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
For the Three and Nine-Month Periods Ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010
                         
   
Three-Month Periods Ended
   
Nine-Month Periods Ended
 
   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
2010
   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
2010
 
   
(amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
                         
Net sales
  $ 21,649     $ 21,938     $ 60,467     $ 62,816  
Cost of products sold
    16,405       17,531       46,699       48,463  
Gross profit
    5,244       4,407       13,768       14,353  
Marketing and administrative expenses
    2,694       3,047       8,492       9,581  
Income from operations
    2,550       1,360       5,276       4,772  
Other income (expense):
                               
Interest and amortization of debt discount and expense
    (43 )     (112 )     (191 )     (334 )
Other - net
    3       (8 )     13       1  
Income before income tax expense
    2,510       1,240       5,098       4,439  
Income tax expense
    959       460       1,944       1,711  
Income from continuing operations
    1,551       780       3,154       2,728  
Loss from discontinued operations - net of income taxes
    (3 )     (5 )     (9 )     (13 )
Net income
  $ 1,548     $ 775     $ 3,145     $ 2,715  
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic
    9,657       9,565       9,640       9,466  
                                 
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted
    9,718       9,786       9,757       9,631  
                                 
Basic earnings per share:
                               
Income from continuing operations
  $ 0.16     $ 0.08     $ 0.33     $ 0.29  
Loss from discontinued operations - net of income taxes
    -       -       -       -  
Total basic earnings per share
  $ 0.16     $ 0.08     $ 0.33     $ 0.29  
                                 
Diluted earnings per share:
                               
Income from continuing operations
  $ 0.16     $ 0.08     $ 0.32     $ 0.28  
Loss from discontinued operations - net of income taxes
    -       -       -       -  
Total diluted earnings per share
  $ 0.16     $ 0.08     $ 0.32     $ 0.28  
                                 
Cash dividends declared per share
  $ 0.04     $ 0.02     $ 0.10     $ 0.06  
                                 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
For the Nine-Month Periods Ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010
             
   
Nine-Month Periods Ended
 
   
January 1, 2012
   
December 26, 2010
 
   
(amounts in thousands)
 
             
Operating activities:
           
Net income
  $ 3,145     $ 2,715  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
    197       192  
Amortization of intangibles
    839       907  
Deferred income taxes
    263       78  
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment
    (5 )     (2 )
Accretion of interest expense to original issue discount
    48       148  
Stock-based compensation
    415       605  
Tax shortfall from stock-based compensation
    (27 )     (14 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts receivable
    2,225       1,554  
Inventories
    (1,980 )     (8,627 )
Prepaid expenses
    (395 )     (463 )
Other assets
    43       (21 )
Accounts payable
    3,320       2,819  
Accrued liabilities
    (438 )     325  
Net cash provided by operating activities
    7,650       216  
Investing activities:
               
Capital expenditures
    (290 )     (107 )
Maturity of temporary investment - restricted
    -       505  
Proceeds from disposition of assets
    5       2  
Payment to acquire the Bibsters product line
    -       (2,072 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    (285 )     (1,672 )
Financing activities:
               
Payments on long-term debt
    (2,000 )     (2,000 )
(Repayments) borrowings under revolving line of credit, net
    (4,336 )     4,245  
Purchase of treasury stock
    (738 )     (758 )
Issuance of common stock
    631       341  
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation
    18       151  
Dividends paid
    (866 )     (562 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
    (7,291 )     1,417  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
    74       (39 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
    205       75  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
  $ 279     $ 36  
                 
Supplemental cash flow information:
               
Income taxes paid
  $ 1,901     $ 2,507  
Interest paid, net of interest received
    144       171  
                 
Noncash financing activity:
               
Dividends declared but unpaid
    (386 )     (192 )
                 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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CROWN CRAFTS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
AS OF AND FOR THE THREE AND NINE-MONTH PERIODS ENDED JANUARY 1, 2012 AND DECEMBER 26, 2010
 
Note 1 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation:  The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Crown Crafts, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) and have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) applicable to interim financial information as promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements.  References herein to GAAP are to topics within the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (the “FASB ASC”), which the FASB periodically revises through the issuance of an Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) and which has been established by the FASB as the authoritative source for GAAP recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities. In the opinion of management, these interim consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial position of the Company as of January 1, 2012 and the results of its operations and cash flows for the periods presented.  Such adjustments include normal, recurring accruals, as well as the elimination of all significant intercompany balances and transactions.  Operating results for the three and nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending April 1, 2012.  For further information, refer to the Company’s consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 3, 2011.

Fiscal Year:  The Company’s fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest March 31.  References herein to “fiscal year 2012” represent the 52-week period ending April 1, 2012 and references herein to “fiscal year 2011” represent the 53-week period ended April 3, 2011.

Use of Estimates:  The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the consolidated balance sheets and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the periods presented on the consolidated statements of income and cash flows.  Significant estimates are made with respect to the allowances related to accounts receivable for customer deductions for returns, allowances and disputes.  The Company also has a certain amount of discontinued finished goods which necessitate the establishment of inventory reserves and allocates indirect costs to inventory based on an estimated percentage of the supplier purchase price, each of which are highly subjective.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Cash and Cash Equivalents:  The Company considers highly-liquid investments, if any, purchased with original maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents.  The Company’s credit facilities include a revolving line of credit under a financing agreement with The CIT Group/Commercial Services, Inc. (“CIT”), a subsidiary of CIT Group, Inc.  The Company classifies a negative balance outstanding under this revolving line of credit as cash, as these amounts are legally owed to the Company and immediately available to be drawn upon by the Company.

Financial Instruments:  The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instruments for which it is practicable to estimate such value:

 
·
Cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable – For those short-term instruments, the carrying value is a reasonable estimate of fair value.

 
·
Long-term debt – The carrying value of balances owed, if any, on the Company’s long-term debt approximates fair value because interest rates under the Company’s borrowings are variable, based on prevailing market rates.

Segment and Related Information:  The Company operates primarily in one principal segment, infant, toddler and juvenile products.  These products consist of crib and toddler bedding, nursery accessories, room décor, infant bibs and related soft goods.  Net sales of bedding, blankets and accessories amounted to $44.7 million and $46.6 million for the nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively, and net sales of bibs, bath and disposable products amounted to $15.8 million and $16.2 million for the nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively.
 
 
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Revenue Recognition: Sales are recorded when goods are shipped to customers and are reported net of allowances for estimated returns and allowances in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.  Allowances for returns are estimated based on historical rates.  Allowances for returns, advertising allowances, warehouse allowances, placement fees and volume rebates are recorded commensurate with sales activity or using the straight-line method, as appropriate, and the cost of such allowances is netted against sales in reporting the results of operations.  Shipping and handling costs, net of amounts reimbursed by customers, are not material and are included in net sales.

Allowances Against Accounts Receivable: The Company’s allowances against accounts receivable are primarily contractually agreed-upon deductions for items such as advertising and warehouse allowances, placement fees and volume rebates.  These deductions are recorded throughout the year commensurate with sales activity or using the straight-line method, as appropriate.  Funding of the majority of the Company’s allowances occurs on a per-invoice basis.  The allowances for customer deductions, which are netted against accounts receivable in the consolidated balance sheets, consist of agreed upon advertising support, placement fees, markdowns and warehouse and other allowances.  All such allowances are recorded as direct offsets to sales and such costs are accrued commensurate with sales activities or as a straight-line amortization charge of an agreed-upon fixed amount, as appropriate to the circumstances for each such arrangement.  When a customer requests deductions, the allowances are reduced to reflect such payments or credits issued against the customer’s account balance.  The Company analyzes the components of the allowances for customer deductions monthly and adjusts the allowances to the appropriate levels.  The timing of customer-initiated funding requests for advertising support can cause the net balance in the allowance account to fluctuate from period to period.  The timing of funding requests should have no impact on the consolidated statements of income since such costs are accrued commensurate with sales activity or using the straight-line method, as appropriate.
 
To reduce the exposure to credit losses and to enhance the predictability of its cash flows, the Company assigns the majority of its trade accounts receivable under factoring agreements with CIT.  In the event a factored receivable becomes uncollectible due to creditworthiness, CIT bears the risk of loss.  The Company must make estimates of the uncollectibility of its non-factored accounts receivable, which it accomplishes by specifically analyzing accounts receivable, historical bad debts, customer concentrations, customer creditworthiness, current economic trends and changes in its customers’ payment terms to evaluate the adequacy of its allowance for doubtful accounts.  The Company’s accounts receivable at January 1, 2012 amounted to $16.4 million, net of allowances of $1.1 million.  Of this amount, $16.1 million is due from CIT under the factoring agreements, which amount represents the maximum amount of loss that the Company could incur under the factoring agreements if CIT failed completely to perform its obligations thereunder.
 
Depreciation and Amortization:  The accompanying consolidated balance sheets reflect property, plant and equipment, and certain intangible assets at cost less accumulated depreciation or amortization.  The Company capitalizes additions and improvements and expenses maintenance and repairs as incurred.  Depreciation and amortization are computed using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets, which are three to eight years for property, plant and equipment, and one to sixteen years for intangible assets other than goodwill.  The Company amortizes improvements to its leased facilities over the term of the lease or the estimated useful life of the asset, whichever is shorter.

Valuation of Long-Lived Assets, Identifiable Intangible Assets and Goodwill:  In addition to the depreciation and amortization procedures set forth above, the Company reviews for impairment long-lived assets and certain identifiable intangible assets whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of any asset may not be recoverable.  In the event of impairment, the asset is written down to its fair market value.  Assets to be disposed of, if any, are recorded at the lower of net book value or fair market value, less estimated costs to sell at the date management commits to a plan of disposal, and are classified as assets held for sale on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

The Company tests the fair value of the goodwill of its reporting units annually as of the first day of the Company’s fiscal year.  An additional interim impairment test is performed during the year whenever an event or change in circumstances occurs that suggest that the fair value of the goodwill of either of the reporting units of the Company has more likely than not fallen below its carrying value.  The annual or interim impairment test is performed in a two-step approach.  The first step is the estimation of the fair value of each reporting unit to ensure that its fair value exceeds its carrying value.  If step one indicates that a potential impairment exists, then the second step is performed to measure the amount of an impairment charge, if any.  In the second step, these estimated fair values are used as the hypothetical purchase price for the reporting units, and an allocation of such hypothetical purchase price is made to the identifiable tangible and intangible assets and assigned liabilities of the reporting units.  The impairment charge is calculated as the amount, if any, by which the carrying value of the goodwill exceeds the implied amount of goodwill that results from this hypothetical purchase price allocation.

 
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Inventory Valuation: The preparation of the Company's financial statements requires careful determination of the appropriate dollar amount of the Company's inventory balances.  Such amount is presented as a current asset in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets and is a direct determinant of cost of goods sold in the accompanying consolidated statements of income and, therefore, has a significant impact on the amount of net income in the accounting periods reported.  The basis of accounting for inventories is cost, which includes the direct supplier acquisition cost, duties, taxes and freight, and the indirect costs incurred to design, develop, source and store the product until it is sold.  Once cost has been determined, the Company’s inventory is then stated at the lower of cost or market, with cost determined using the first-in, first-out ("FIFO") method, which assumes that inventory quantities are sold in the order in which they are acquired.
 
The indirect costs allocated to inventory are done so as a percentage of the supplier purchase price and can impact the Company’s results of operations as purchase volume fluctuates from quarter to quarter and year to year.  The difference between indirect costs incurred and the indirect costs allocated to inventory creates a burden variance, which is generally favorable when actual inventory purchases exceed planned inventory purchases, and is generally unfavorable when actual inventory purchases are lower than planned inventory purchases.  While the burden variance can be significant during interim periods, it is generally not material by the end of each fiscal year.  The determination of the indirect charges and their allocation to the Company's finished goods inventories is complex and requires significant management judgment and estimates.  If management made different judgments or utilized different estimates, then differences would result in the valuation of the Company's inventories, the amount and timing of the Company's cost of goods sold and the resulting net income for any accounting period.
 
On a periodic basis, management reviews the Company’s inventory quantities on hand for obsolescence, physical deterioration, changes in price levels and the existence of quantities on hand which may not reasonably be expected to be sold within the normal operating cycle of the Company's operations.  To the extent that any of these conditions is believed to exist or the market value of the inventory expected to be realized in the ordinary course of business is otherwise no longer as great as its carrying value, an allowance against the inventory value is established.  To the extent that this allowance is established or increased during an accounting period, an expense is recorded in cost of goods sold in the Company's consolidated statements of income.  Only when inventory for which an allowance has been established is later sold or is otherwise disposed of is the allowance reduced accordingly.  Significant management judgment is required in determining the amount and adequacy of this allowance.  In the event that actual results differ from management's estimates or these estimates and judgments are revised in future periods, the Company may not fully realize the carrying value of its inventory or may need to establish additional allowances, either of which could materially impact the Company's financial position and results of operations.
 
Royalty Payments: The Company has entered into agreements that provide for royalty payments based on a percentage of sales with certain minimum guaranteed amounts.  These royalties are accrued based upon historical sales rates adjusted for current sales trends by customers.  Royalty expense is included in cost of sales and amounted to $4.5 million and $4.9 million for the nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively.
 
Provisions for Income Taxes: The Company’s provisions for income taxes include all currently payable federal, state, local and foreign taxes and are based upon the Company’s estimated annual effective tax rate, which is based on the Company’s forecasted annual pre-tax income, as adjusted by certain expenses within the financial statements which will never be deductible on the Company’s tax returns, multiplied by the statutory tax rates for the various jurisdictions in which the Company operates and reduced by certain anticipated tax credits.  The Company provides for deferred income taxes based on the difference between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse.  The Company’s policy is to recognize the effect that a change in enacted tax rates would have on net deferred income tax assets and liabilities in the period that the tax rates are changed.

The Company files income tax returns in the many jurisdictions in which it operates, including the U.S., several U.S. states and the People’s Republic of China.  The statute of limitations varies by jurisdiction; tax years open to federal or state general examination or other adjustment as of January 1, 2012 were the fiscal years ended March 29, 2009, March 28, 2010 and April 3, 2011, as well as the fiscal year ended March 30, 2008 for several states.
 
The Internal Revenue Service is examining the Company’s consolidated federal income tax return for the fiscal year ended March 29, 2009.  Although management believes that the calculations and positions taken on this and all other filed income tax returns are reasonable and justifiable, the final outcome of this or any other examination could result in an adjustment to the position that the Company took on such income tax return.  Such adjustment could be favorable or unfavorable and could result in adjustments to one or more state income tax returns, or to income tax returns for prior or subsequent years, or both.  The cumulative effect of such adjustments could have a material impact on the Company’s future results of operations
 
 
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Earnings Per Share:  The Company calculates basic earnings per share by using a weighted average of the number of shares outstanding during the reporting periods.  Diluted shares outstanding are calculated in accordance with the treasury stock method, which assumes that the proceeds from the exercise of all exercisable options would be used to repurchase shares at market value.  The net number of shares issued after the exercise proceeds are exhausted represents the potentially dilutive effect of the options, which are added to basic shares to arrive at diluted shares.

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net income per common share for the three and nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010.
 
   
Three-Month Periods Ended
   
Nine-Month Periods Ended
 
   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
2010
   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
2010
 
    (amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)  
                         
Income from continuing operations
  $ 1,551     $ 780     $ 3,154     $ 2,728  
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes
    (3 )     (5 )     (9 )     (13 )
Net income
  $ 1,548     $ 775     $ 3,145     $ 2,715  
                                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
                               
Basic
    9,657       9,565       9,640       9,466  
Effect of dilutive securities
    61       221       117       165  
Diluted
    9,718       9,786       9,757       9,631  
                                 
Basic earnings per common share:
                               
Continuing operations
  $ 0.16     $ 0.08     $ 0.33     $ 0.29  
Discontinued operations
    -       -       -       -  
Total
  $ 0.16     $ 0.08     $ 0.33     $ 0.29  
                                 
Diluted earnings per common share:
                               
Continuing operations
  $ 0.16     $ 0.08     $ 0.32     $ 0.28  
Discontinued operations
    -       -       -       -  
Total
  $ 0.16     $ 0.08     $ 0.32     $ 0.28  
 
Recently Issued Accounting Standards:  On May 12, 2011, the FASB issued FASB ASU No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820):  Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurements and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs.  This ASU is intended to improve consistency across jurisdictions to ensure that U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRSs”) fair value measurement and disclosure requirements are described in the same way.  For publicly-traded companies, the amendments in this ASU are to be applied prospectively effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011, and early application is not permitted.  The Company does not anticipate that its adoption of ASU No. 2011-04 on April 2, 2012 will impact its consolidated financial statements.

On September 15, 2011, the FASB issued FASB ASU No. 2011-08, Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350):  Testing Goodwill for Impairment.  This ASU will give an entity the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not (defined as having a likelihood of greater than 50%) that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the two-step impairment test as described above.  The ASU is intended to reduce the cost and complexity associated with the test for goodwill impairment.  The amendments in this ASU are effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011, and early application is permitted.  Since the annual impairment test of the fair value of the goodwill of the Company’s reporting units has already been performed as of April 4, 2011, the Company expects that it will adopt ASU No. 2011-04 on April 2, 2012 and does not anticipate that such adoption will impact its consolidated financial statements.
 
Note 2 – Inventories

Major classes of inventory were as follows (in thousands):

   
January 1, 2012
   
April 3, 2011
 
Raw Materials
  $ 26     $ 32  
Finished Goods
    15,514       13,528  
Total inventory
  $ 15,540     $ 13,560  
                 
 
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Note 3 – Acquisition

On May 27, 2010, Hamco, Inc. (“Hamco”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, paid $1.8 million to The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) to acquire certain intellectual property related to P&G’s line of Bibsters® disposable infant bibs.  In a separate but related transaction, Hamco also acquired the inventory associated with the Bibsters® product line from the exclusive licensee of Bibsters® for P&G, whose license was terminated to coincide with the closing (collectively, the two transactions represent the “Bibsters® Acquisition”).  Hamco also recognized as expense $100,000 of direct costs associated with the acquisition, which were included in marketing and administrative expenses during the fiscal year ended April 3, 2011, $92,000 of which were recognized during the nine-month period ended December 26, 2010.  Because the operations of the Bibsters® product line have been integrated with Hamco, and because the assets acquired do not exist as a discrete entity within the Company’s internal corporate structure, it is impracticable to determine the earnings generated by the assets acquired from the Bibsters® product line since the acquisition date.  The Company believes that the pro forma impact of the acquisition is not material.

The fair values of the assets acquired were determined by the Company with the assistance of an independent third party.  The Company’s allocation of the acquisition cost is as follows (in thousands):
 
Amortizable intangible assets:
 
Amount
 
Trademarks
  $ 629  
Patents
    553  
Customer relationships
    328  
Total amortizable intangible assets
    1,510  
Goodwill
    290  
         
Total intangible assets
    1,800  
Tangible assets - inventory
    272  
         
Total acquisition cost
  $ 2,072  
 
Note 4 – Discontinued Operations

In June 2007, the operations of Churchill Weavers, Inc. (“Churchill”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, ceased and all employees were terminated.  The Company is actively marketing Churchill’s land and building for sale.  The Churchill property is recorded at fair value, less cost to sell, and is classified as assets held for sale in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.  The costs to maintain the Churchill property are classified as discontinued operations in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.
 
Note 5 – Stock-based Compensation
 
The Company has two incentive stock plans, the 1995 Stock Option Plan (“1995 Plan”) and the 2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan (“2006 Plan”).  The Company granted non-qualified stock options to employees and non-employee directors from the 1995 Plan through the fiscal year ended April 2, 2006.  In conjunction with the approval of the 2006 Plan by the Company’s stockholders at its Annual Meeting in August 2006, options may no longer be issued from the 1995 Plan.
 
The 2006 Plan is intended to attract and retain directors, officers and employees of the Company and to motivate these persons to achieve performance objectives related to the Company’s overall goal of increasing stockholder value.  The principal reason for adopting the 2006 Plan was to ensure that the Company has a mechanism for long-term, equity-based incentive compensation to directors, officers and employees.  Awards granted under the 2006 Plan may be in the form of qualified or non-qualified stock options, restricted stock, stock appreciation rights, long-term incentive compensation units consisting of a combination of cash and shares of the Company’s common stock, or any combination thereof within the limitations set forth in the 2006 Plan.  The 2006 Plan is administered by the compensation committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), which selects eligible employees and non-employee directors to participate in the 2006 Plan and determines the type, amount, duration and other terms of individual awards.  At January 1, 2012, 209,500 shares of the Company’s common stock were available for future issuance under the 2006 Plan.
 
 
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Stock-based compensation is calculated according to FASB ASC Topic 718, Compensation – Stock Compensation, which requires stock-based compensation to be accounted for using a fair-value-based measurement.  The Company recorded $128,000 and $415,000 of stock-based compensation expense during the three and nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012, respectively, and recorded $121,000 and $605,000 of stock-based compensation expense during the three and nine-month periods ended December 26, 2010, respectively.  The Company records the compensation expense related to stock-based awards granted to individuals in the same expense classifications as the cash compensation paid to those same individuals.  No stock-based compensation costs have been capitalized as part of the cost of an asset as of January 1, 2012.

Stock Options: The following table represents stock option activity for the nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010:
 
   
Nine-Month Period Ended
January 1, 2012
   
Nine-Month Period Ended
December 26, 2010
 
   
Weighted-Average
   
Number of Options
   
Weighted-Average
   
Number of Options
 
   
Exercise Price
   
Outstanding
   
Exercise Price
   
Outstanding
 
Outstanding at Beginning of Period
  $ 3.31       747,000     $ 2.94       825,832  
Granted
    4.81       100,000       4.23       110,000  
Exercised
    3.20       (196,500 )     2.04       (166,832 )
Forfeited
    -       -       3.86       (17,000 )
Outstanding at End of Period
    3.57       650,500       3.31       752,000  
Exercisable at End of Period
    3.26       500,500       3.19       572,000  
 
The total intrinsic value of the stock options exercised was $8,000 and $340,000 during the three and nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012, respectively, and was $104,000 and $408,000 during the three and nine-month periods ended December 26, 2010, respectively.  As of January 1, 2012, the intrinsic value of both the outstanding and exercisable stock options was $160,000.

To determine the estimated fair value of stock options granted, the Company uses the Black-Scholes-Merton valuation formula, which is a closed-form model that uses an equation to estimate fair value.  The following table sets forth the assumptions used to determine the fair value, and the resulting grant-date fair value per option, of the non-qualified stock options which were awarded to certain employees during the nine months ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, which options vest over a two-year period, assuming continued service.

   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
2010
 
Options issued
    100,000       110,000  
Grant Date
 
June 10, 2011
   
June 23, 2010
 
Dividend yield
    2.49 %     1.89 %
Expected volatility
    60.00 %     55.00 %
Risk free interest rate
    1.84 %     2.17 %
Expected life in years
    5.75       5.75  
Forfeiture rate
    5.00 %     5.00 %
Exercise price (grant-date closing price)
  $ 4.81     $ 4.23  
Fair value
  $ 2.16     $ 1.88  

Because the Company’s historical stock option exercise experience did not provide a reasonable basis upon which to estimate the expected life of the stock options granted during each of the nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, the Company has elected to use the simplified method to estimate the expected life of the stock options granted, as allowed by SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 107 and the continued acceptance of the simplified method indicated in SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 110.

For the three and nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012, the Company recognized compensation expense associated with stock options as follows (in thousands):
 
   
Three-month Period
   
Nine-month Period
 
   
Cost of
   
Marketing &
         
Cost of
   
Marketing &
       
   
Products
   
Administrative
   
Total
   
Products
   
Administrative
   
Total
 
Options Granted in Fiscal Year
 
Sold
   
Expenses
   
Expense
   
Sold
   
Expenses
   
Expense
 
2010
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 15     $ 33     $ 48  
2011
    11       11       22       36       37       73  
2012
    12       12       24       28       27       55  
                                                 
   Total stock option compensation
  $ 23     $ 23     $ 46     $ 79     $ 97     $ 176  
 
 
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For the three and nine-month periods ended December 26, 2010, the Company recognized compensation expense associated with stock options as follows (in thousands):
 
   
Three-month Period
   
Nine-month Period
 
   
Cost of
   
Marketing &
         
Cost of
   
Marketing &
       
   
Products
   
Administrative
   
Total
   
Products
   
Administrative
   
Total
 
Options Granted in Fiscal Year
 
Sold
   
Expenses
   
Expense
   
Sold
   
Expenses
   
Expense
 
2009
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 13     $ 38     $ 51  
2010
    9       18       27       28       66       94  
2011
    11       9       20       22       23       45  
                                                 
   Total stock option compensation
  $ 20     $ 27     $ 47     $ 63     $ 127     $ 190  
 
As of January 1, 2012, total unrecognized stock option compensation expense amounted to $209,000, which will be recognized as the underlying stock options vest over a period of up to two years.  The amount of future stock option compensation expense could be affected by any future stock option grants and by the separation from the Company of any individual who has received stock options that are unvested as of such individual’s separation date.
 
Non-vested Stock: The fair value of non-vested stock granted is determined based on the number of shares granted multiplied by the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the date of the grant.

The Board granted 30,000 shares of non-vested stock to its non-employee directors during each of the quarters ended October 2, 2011, September 26, 2010, September 27, 2009 and September 28, 2008 with a weighted-average fair value of $4.44, $4.36, $3.02 and $3.87, respectively, as of the date of each of the grants.  These shares vest over a two-year period, assuming continued service.

The Board awarded 345,000 shares of non-vested stock to certain employees as of June 23, 2010 (the “Grant Date”) in a series of grants which will vest only if the closing price of the Company’s common stock is at or above certain target levels for any ten trading days out of any period of 30 consecutive trading days (the “Market Condition”), assuming continued service through the date the Market Condition is achieved.

As of July 29, 2010 (the “Modification Date”), the Company amended these non-vested stock grants to require as a condition to vesting a five-year period of continuous service after the Modification Date in addition to the achievement of the Market Condition.  The amendment of these non-vested stock grants will be accounted for as a modification.  As such, the initial aggregate Grant Date fair value and the incremental cost resulting from the modification, if any, will be recognized as compensation expense over the vesting term of the modified awards.  The Company, with the assistance of an independent third party, has determined that the aggregate Grant Date fair value of the original awards amounted to $1.2 million, and has further determined that there is no incremental cost resulting from the modification.  Therefore, the aggregate Grant Date fair value will be recognized as compensation expense over a period beginning on the Grant Date and ending on the fifth anniversary of the Modification Date.

For the three and nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012, the Company recognized compensation expense associated with non-vested stock grants, which is included in marketing and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of income, as follows (in thousands):

   
Three-month Period
   
Nine-month Period
 
         
Non-employee
   
Total
         
Non-employee
   
Total
 
Stock Granted in Fiscal Year
 
Employees
   
Directors
   
Expense
   
Employees
   
Directors
   
Expense
 
2010
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 11     $ 11  
2011
    52       13       65       156       44       200  
2012
    -       17       17       -       28       28  
                                                 
   Total stock grant compensation
  $ 52     $ 30     $ 82     $ 156     $ 83     $ 239  
 
 
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For the three and nine-month periods ended December 26, 2010, the Company recognized compensation expense associated with non-vested stock grants, which is included in marketing and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of income, as follows (in thousands):
 
   
Three-month Period
   
Nine-month Period
 
         
Non-employee
   
Total
         
Non-employee
   
Total
 
Stock Granted in Fiscal Year
 
Employees
   
Directors
   
Expense
   
Employees
   
Directors
   
Expense
 
2007
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 70     $ -     $ 70  
2009
    -       -       -       -       19       19  
2010
    -       6       6       -       38       38  
2011
    52       16       68       261       27       288  
                                                 
   Total stock grant compensation
  $ 52     $ 22     $ 74     $ 331     $ 84     $ 415  
 
As of January 1, 2012, total unrecognized compensation expense related to the Company’s non-vested stock grants amounted to $884,000, which will be recognized over the respective vesting terms associated with each block of grants as indicated above.  The amount of future compensation expense related to the Company’s non-vested stock grants could be affected by any future non-vested stock grants and by the separation from the Company of any individual who has received non-vested stock grants that remain non-vested as of such individual’s separation date.
 
Note 6 – Financing Arrangements

Factoring Agreement:  The Company assigns the majority of its trade accounts receivable to CIT under factoring agreements.  Under the terms of the factoring agreements, which expire in July 2013, CIT remits payments to the Company on the average due date of each group of invoices assigned.  If a customer fails to pay CIT on the due date, then the Company is charged interest at prime plus 1.0%, which was 4.25% at January 1, 2012, until payment is received.  The Company incurred interest expense of $17,000 and $19,000 for the three-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively, and $50,000 and $54,000 for the nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively, as a result of the failure of the Company’s customers to pay CIT by the due date.  CIT bears credit losses with respect to assigned accounts receivable from approved customers that are within approved credit limits.  The Company bears the responsibility for adjustments from customers related to returns, allowances, claims and discounts.  CIT may at any time terminate or limit its approval of shipments to a particular customer.  If such a termination were to occur, the Company must either assume the credit risk for shipments after the date of such termination or cease shipments to such customer.  Factoring fees, which are included in marketing and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of income, were $137,000 and $114,000 for the three-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively, and $340,000 and $401,000 for the nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively.  There were no advances from the factor at either January 1, 2012 or December 26, 2010.

Notes Payable and Other Credit Facilities: At January 1, 2012 and April 3, 2011, long-term debt of the Company consisted of (in thousands):
 
   
January 1, 2012
   
April 3, 2011
 
Revolving line of credit
  $ -     $ 4,336  
Non-interest bearing notes
    -       2,000  
Original issue discount
    -       (48 )
      -       6,288  
Less current maturities
    -       1,952  
    $ -     $ 4,336  
 
The Company’s credit facility as of January 1, 2012 consisted of a revolving line of credit under a financing agreement with CIT of up to $26.0 million, which includes a $1.5 million sub-limit for letters of credit, with an interest rate of prime plus 1.00%, which was 4.25% at January 1, 2012, or LIBOR plus 3.00%, which was 3.27% at January 1, 2012, maturing on July 11, 2013 and secured by a first lien on all assets of the Company.  As of January 1, 2012, the Company had elected to pay interest on the revolving line of credit under the LIBOR option.  Also under the financing agreement, a monthly fee is assessed based on 0.25% of the average unused portion of the $26.0 million revolving line of credit, less any outstanding letters of credit.  This unused line fee amounted to $15,000 and $12,000 for the three-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively, and $45,000 and $34,000 for the nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively.  As of January 1, 2012, there was no balance owed on the revolving line of credit, there was no letter of credit outstanding and the Company had $23.3 million available under the revolving line of credit based on its eligible accounts receivable and inventory balances.
 
 
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The financing agreement for the revolving line of credit contains usual and customary covenants for agreements of that type, including limitations on other indebtedness, liens, transfers of assets, investments and acquisitions, merger or consolidation transactions, dividends and transactions with affiliates.  The Company was in compliance with these covenants as of January 1, 2012.
 
Note 7 – Goodwill, Customer Relationships and Other Intangible Assets

Goodwill:  The Company reported goodwill of $1.1 million at January 1, 2012 and April 3, 2011.  The Company tests the fair value of the goodwill of its reporting units annually as of the first day of the Company’s fiscal year.  An additional interim impairment test is performed during the year whenever an event or change in circumstances occurs that suggests that the fair value of the goodwill of either of the reporting units of the Company has more likely than not fallen below its carrying value.  The annual or interim impairment test is performed in a two-step approach.  The first step is the estimation of the fair value of each reporting unit to ensure that its fair value exceeds its carrying value.  If step one indicates that a potential impairment exists, then the second step is performed to measure the amount of an impairment charge, if any.  In the second step, these estimated fair values are used as the hypothetical purchase price for the reporting units, and an allocation of such hypothetical purchase price is made to the identifiable tangible and intangible assets and assigned liabilities of the reporting units.  The impairment charge is calculated as the amount, if any, by which the carrying value of the goodwill exceeds the implied amount of goodwill that results from this hypothetical purchase price allocation.

The annual impairment test of the fair value of the goodwill of the reporting units of the Company was performed as of April 4, 2011, and the Company concluded that the fair value of the goodwill of the Company’s reporting units exceeded their carrying values as of that date.

Other Intangible Assets:  Other intangible assets at January 1, 2012 consisted primarily of the capitalized costs of recent acquisitions, other than tangible assets, goodwill and assumed liabilities.  The carrying amount and accumulated amortization of the Company’s other intangible assets as of January 1, 2012, their estimated useful life and amortization expense for the three and nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010 are as follows (in thousands):

         
 
       
Amortization Expense
 
     
 
 
Estimated
       
Three-month Periods Ended
   
Nine-month Periods Ended
 
     
Carrying
Amount
 
Useful
Life
 
Accumulated
Amortization
   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
 2010
   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
2010
 
                                         
Kimberly Grant Acquisition on December 29, 2006:
                             
 
Tradename
  $ 466  
15 years
  $ 155     $ 7     $ 7     $ 23     $ 23  
 
Existing designs
    36  
1 year
    36       -       -       -       -  
 
Non-compete covenant
    98  
15 years
    33       2       2       5       5  
Total Kimberly Grant Acquisition
    600  
14 years *
    224       9       9       28       28  
                                                     
Springs Baby Products Acquisition on November 5, 2007:
                                       
 
Licenses & existing designs
    1,655  
2 years
    1,655       -       -       -       -  
 
Licenses & future designs
    1,847  
4 years
    1,847       39       115       269       346  
 
Non-compete covenant
    115  
4 years
    115       3       7       17       22  
 
Customer relationships
    3,781  
10 years
    1,576       94       95       284       284  
Total Springs Baby Acquisition
    7,398  
7 years *
    5,193       136       217       570       652  
                                                     
Neat Solutions Acquisition on July 2, 2009:
                                     
 
Trademarks
    892  
15 years
    149       15       15       45       44  
 
Designs
    33  
4 years
    20       2       2       6       7  
 
Non-compete covenant
    241  
5 years
    120       12       12       36       36  
 
Customer relationships
    1,302  
16 years
    203       20       20       61       61  
Total Neat Solutions Acquisition
    2,468  
14 years *
    492       49       49       148       148  
                                                     
Bibsters® Acquistion on May 27, 2010:
                                         
 
Trademarks
    629  
15 years
    66       10       11       31       25  
 
Patents
    553  
10 years
    88       14       14       42       32  
 
Customer relationships
    328  
14 years
    38       6       6       18       14  
Total Bibsters® Acquistion
    1,510  
13 years *
    192       30       31       91       71  
Internally developed intangible assets
    126  
10 years
    28       (2 )     3       2       8  
 
Total other intangible assets
  $ 12,102       $ 6,129     $ 222     $ 309     $ 839     $ 907  
                                                     
*
 Weighted-Average
                                                 
 
 
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Note 8 – Subsequent Event
 
BreathableBaby, LLC (“BreathableBaby”) filed complaints against the Company and Crown Crafts Infant Products, Inc. (“CCIP”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, on January 11, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and on February 8, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging in each that CCIP’s mesh crib liner infringes BreathableBaby’s patent rights relating to its air permeable infant bedding technology.  The Company believes that is has meritorious defenses to the claims asserted in the complaints, and the Company intends to defend itself vigorously against all such claims.
 
Except as set forth above, there are no subsequent events that require disclosure pursuant to FASB ASC Topic 855.

ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The Company operates indirectly through CCIP and Hamco in the infant and toddler products segment within the consumer products industry.  The infant and toddler products segment consists of infant and toddler bedding, bibs, disposable products, soft goods and accessories.  Sales of the Company’s products are generally made directly to retailers, which are primarily mass merchants, mid-tier retailers, juvenile specialty stores, value channel stores, grocery and drug stores, restaurants, internet accounts, wholesale clubs and catalog retailers.  The Company’s products are manufactured primarily in Asia and marketed under a variety of Company-owned trademarks, under trademarks licensed from others and as private label goods.

The Company’s products are marketed through a national sales force consisting of salaried sales executives and employees located in Compton, California; Gonzales, Louisiana; and Rogers, Arkansas.  Products are also marketed by independent commissioned sales representatives located throughout the United States and Canada.  Sales outside the United States and Canada are made primarily through distributors.

The Company maintains a foreign representative office in Shanghai, China for the coordination of production, purchases and shipments, seeking out new vendors and overseeing inspections for social compliance and quality.

The infant and toddler consumer products industry is highly competitive. The Company competes with a variety of distributors and manufacturers (both branded and private label), including large infant and juvenile product companies and specialty infant and juvenile product manufacturers, on the basis of quality, design, price, brand name recognition, service and packaging.  The Company’s ability to compete depends principally on styling, price, service to the retailer and continued high regard for the Company’s products and trade names.

The following discussion is a summary of certain factors that management considers important in reviewing the Company’s results of operations, financial position, liquidity and capital resources.  This discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this report.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following table contains results of operations for the three and nine-month periods ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010 and the dollar and percentage changes for those periods (in thousands, except percentages):

   
Three-Month Periods Ended
         
 
   
Nine-month Periods Ended
         
 
 
   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
2010
   
Change
   
%
Change
   
January 1,
2012
   
December 26,
2010
   
Change
   
%
Change
 
Net sales by category
                                               
Bedding, blankets and accessories
  $ 16,367     $ 16,718     $ (351 )     -2.1 %   $ 44,709     $ 46,572     $ (1,863     -4.0 %
Bibs, bath and disposable products
    5,282       5,220       62       1.2 %     15,758       16,244       (486 )     -3.0 %
Total net sales
    21,649       21,938       (289 )     -1.3 %     60,467       62,816       (2,349 )     -3.7 %
Cost of products sold
    16,405       17,531       (1,126 )     -6.4 %     46,699       48,463       (1,764 )     -3.6 %
Gross profit
    5,244       4,407       837       19.0 %     13,768       14,353       (585 )     -4.1 %
% of net sales
    24.2 %     20.1 %                     22.8 %     22.8 %                
Marketing and administrative expenses
    2,694       3,047       (353 )     -11.6 %     8,492       9,581       (1,089 )     -11.4 %
% of net sales
    12.4 %     13.9 %                     14.0 %     15.3 %                
Interest expense
    43       112       (69 )     -61.6 %     191       334       (143 )     -42.8 %
Other income (expense)
    3       (8 )     11       -137.5 %     13       1       12       1200.0 %
Income tax expense
    959       460       499       108.5 %     1,944       1,711       233       13.6 %
Income from continuing operations
    1,551       780       771       98.8 %     3,154       2,728       426       15.6 %
Discontinued operations - net of taxes
    (3 )     (5 )     2       -40.0 %     (9 )     (13 )     4       -30.8 %
Net income
    1,548       775       773       99.7 %     3,145       2,715       430       15.8 %
% of net sales
    7.2 %     3.5 %                     5.2 %     4.3 %                
 
 
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Net Sales: Sales decreased 1.3%, or $289,000, to $21.6 million for the three-month period ended January 1, 2012 as compared to the same period in the prior year, which was due to a decrease in sales of bedding, blankets and accessories of $351,000, or 2.1%, and which was offset by an increase in sales of bibs, bath and disposable products of $62,000, or 1.2%.  For the nine-month period ended January 1, 2012, sales decreased 3.7%, or $2.3 million, to $60.5 million as compared to the prior year, which was due to a decrease in sales of bedding, blankets and accessories of $1.9 million, or 4.0%, and a decrease in sales of bibs, bath and disposable products of $486,000, or 3.0%.  The overall decline in sales for each of the current year periods is primarily due to lower sell-through at retail.

Gross Profit: Gross profit increased in amount by $837,000, and as a percentage of net sales, from 20.1% to 24.2%, for the three-month period of fiscal year 2012 as compared to the same period of fiscal year 2011, due to lower production costs resulting from lower raw material costs, the re-engineering of certain of the Company’s products, the transitioning away from an unprofitable private label bedding program, selected changes in suppliers and reduced freight costs.

Marketing and Administrative Expenses:  Marketing and administrative expenses decreased for the three and nine-month periods of the current year as compared to the same periods of the prior year due primarily to lower overall compensation costs.  Also, professional fees associated with corporate governance and shareholder issues were $209,000 and $462,000 lower in the three and nine-month periods, respectively, of the current year as compared to the prior year.

Interest Expense: The decrease in interest expense for the three and nine-month periods of fiscal year 2012 as compared to the same periods in fiscal year 2011 is due to lower balances on the Company’s credit facilities.

Income Tax Expense:  The Company’s provision for income taxes on continuing operations is based upon an estimated annual effective tax rate of 38.1% for the nine-month period of fiscal year 2012, as compared to 38.5% for the same period of fiscal year 2011.  The decrease in the estimated annual effective tax rate in the current year is primarily related to a decrease in the current year in the amount of certain expenses which are not deductible for tax purposes.  Although the Company does not anticipate a material change to the effective tax rate for the balance of fiscal year 2012, several factors could impact the rate, including variations from the Company’s estimates of the amount and source of its pre-tax income, the amount of certain expenses which are not deductible for tax purposes and the amount of certain tax credits.

Inflation:  The Company has traditionally attempted to increase its prices to offset inflationary increases in its raw materials and other costs, but there is no assurance that the Company will be successful in the future in implementing such price increases or in effecting such price increases in a manner that will provide a timely match to the cost increases.
 
FINANCIAL POSITION, LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Net cash of $7.7 million was provided by operating activities for the nine-month period ended January 1, 2012, compared to $216,000 provided by operating activities for the nine-month period ended December 26, 2010.  The increase in cash provided by operating activities in the current year was due to a lower increase in inventories, a higher reduction of accounts receivable and a higher increase in accounts payable, offset by a decrease in accrued liabilities.

Net cash used in investing activities of $285,000 in the current year was primarily for capital expenditures.  This compares with $1.7 million used in investing activities in the prior year, which included $2.1 million associated with the Bibsters® Acquisition, offset by proceeds of $505,000 from the maturity of a certificate of deposit purchased in connection with the issuance on behalf of the Company of a standby letter of credit to guarantee the payment of certain of the Company’s royalty obligations.

Net cash of $7.3 million was used in financing activities in the current year, compared to $1.4 million provided by financing activities in the prior year.  The increase in cash used in financing activities in the current year was primarily due to higher net repayments in the current year on the Company’s revolving line of credit.

From December 26, 2010 to January 1, 2012, the Company paid off $7.7 million in debt owed under the Company’s credit facilities before the reduction for the original issue discount on non-interest bearing subordinated notes, which consisted of net repayments of $5.7 million on the Company’s revolving line of credit and payments made in July 2011 of $2.0 million in the aggregate for the remaining balance due on subordinated notes payable.  At January 1, 2012, there was no balance owed on the revolving line of credit, there was no letter of credit outstanding and the Company had $23.3 million available under the revolving line of credit based on its eligible accounts receivable and inventory balances.
 
 
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The Company’s future performance is, to a certain extent, subject to general economic, financial, competitive, legislative, regulatory and other factors beyond its control.  Based upon the current level of operations, the Company believes that its cash flow from operations and its availability from the revolving line of credit will be adequate to meet its liquidity needs.

To reduce its exposure to credit losses and to enhance the predictability of its cash flow, the Company assigns the majority of its trade accounts receivable to CIT pursuant to factoring agreements.  CIT approves customer accounts and credit lines and collects the Company’s accounts receivable balances.  Under the terms of the factoring agreements, which expire in July 2013, CIT remits payments to the Company on the average due date of each group of invoices assigned.  If a customer fails to pay CIT on the due date, the Company is charged interest on the unpaid balance at prime plus 1.0%, which was 4.25% at January 1, 2012, until payment is received.  The Company incurred interest expense of $17,000 and $19,000 for the three months ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively, and $50,000 and $54,000 for the nine months ended January 1, 2012 and December 26, 2010, respectively, as a result of the failure of the Company’s customers to pay CIT by the due date.  CIT bears credit losses with respect to assigned accounts receivable from approved customers that are within approved credit limits.  The Company bears the responsibility for adjustments related to returns, allowances, claims and discounts.  CIT may at any time terminate or limit its approval of shipments to a particular customer.  If such a termination were to occur, the Company must either assume the credit risk for shipments after the date of such termination or cease shipments to such customer.
 
FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon management’s current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates” and variations of such words and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. These risks include, among others, general economic conditions, including changes in interest rates, in the overall level of consumer spending and in the price of oil, cotton and other raw materials used in the Company’s products, changing competition, changes in the retail environment, the level and pricing of future orders from the Company’s customers, the Company’s dependence upon third-party suppliers, including some located in foreign countries with unstable political situations, the Company’s ability to successfully implement new information technologies, customer acceptance of both new designs and newly-introduced product lines, actions of competitors that may impact the Company’s business, disruptions to transportation systems or shipping lanes used by the Company or its suppliers, and the Company’s dependence upon licenses from third parties.  Reference is also made to the Company’s periodic filings with the SEC for additional factors that may impact the Company’s results of operations and financial condition.  The Company does not undertake to update the forward-looking statements contained herein to conform to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)), as of the end of the period covered by this report, as required by paragraph (b) of Rules 13a-15 or 15d-15 of the Exchange Act.  Based on such evaluation, such officers have concluded that, as of the end of the period covered by this report, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective.
 
During the three-month period ended January 1, 2012, there was not any change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation required by paragraph (d) of Rules 13a-15 or 15d-15 of the Exchange Act that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s control over financial reporting.
 
 
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

BreathableBaby filed complaints against the Company and CCIP on January 11, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and on February 8, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging in each that CCIP’s mesh crib liner infringes BreathableBaby’s patent rights relating to its air permeable infant bedding technology.  The Company believes that is has meritorious defenses to the claims asserted in the complaints, and the Company intends to defend itself vigorously against all such claims.
 
In addition to the complaints by BreathableBaby set forth above, the Company is, from time to time, involved in various other legal and regulatory proceedings relating to claims arising in the ordinary course of its business. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is a party to any such proceeding the outcome of which, individually or in the aggregate, is expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
 
ITEM 1A.  RISK FACTORS

There have been no material changes to the risk factors disclosed in Item 1A. of Part 1 in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 3, 2011.
 
ITEM 2.  UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

(c) Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

The table below sets forth information regarding the Company’s repurchase of its outstanding common stock during the three-month period ended January 1, 2012.
 
Period
 
Total Number
of Shares
Purchased (1)
   
Average Price
Paid Per Share
   
Total Number of
Shares Purchased as
Part of Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
   
Approximate Dollar
Value of Shares That
May Yet be Purchased
Under the Plans
or Programs
 
October 3, 2011 through November 6, 2011
    869     $ 3.42       0     $ 0  
November 7, 2011 through December 4, 2011
    0     $ 0       0     $ 0  
December 5, 2011 through January 1, 2012
    0     $ 0       0     $ 0  
Total
    869     $ 3.42       0     $ 0  
 
(1)
The shares purchased from October 3, 2011 through January 1, 2012 consist of shares of common stock surrendered to the Company in payment of the income tax withholding obligations relating to the exercise of stock options.
 
 
ITEM 3.  DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

None.
 
ITEM 4.  (REMOVED AND RESERVED)
 
ITEM 5.  OTHER INFORMATION

None.
 
 
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ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS

Exhibits required to be filed by Item 601 of Regulation S-K are included as Exhibits to this report as follows:

Exhibit Number
 
 Description of Exhibit
     
31.1
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (1)
     
31.2
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (1)
     
32.1
 
Section 1350 Certification by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (1)
     
32.2
 
Section 1350 Certification by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (1)
     
101
 
The following information from the Registrant’s Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended January 1, 2012, formatted as interactive data files in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) (2):
(i)Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income;
(ii)Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets;
(iii)Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and
(iv)Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 
(1) 
Filed herewith.

 
(2)
Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, these interactive data files are deemed not to be filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, are deemed not to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 

 
CROWN CRAFTS, INC.
 
       
Date:  February 15, 2012
By:
/s/ Olivia W. Elliott  
   
OLIVIA W. ELLIOTT
 
   
Chief Financial Officer
 
   
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)
 
 
 
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Index to Exhibits
 
Exhibit Number
 
 Description of Exhibit
     
31.1
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (1)
     
31.2
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (1)
     
32.1
 
Section 1350 Certification by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (1)
     
32.2
 
Section 1350 Certification by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (1)
     
101
 
The following information from the Registrant’s Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended January 1, 2012, formatted as interactive data files in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) (2):
(i)Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income;
(ii)Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets;
(iii)Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and
(iv)Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

 
(1) 
Filed herewith.

 
(2)
Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, these interactive data files are deemed not to be filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, are deemed not to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.


 
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