Unifi turns toward operating profit
January 31, 2008,
Greensboro, N.C. – Polyester and nylon yarn producer Unifi showed a dramatically reduced year-to-year loss in its second quarter results, even in the face of increased raw material costs, as new management streamlined operations and drove higher sales via its recent acquisition.
Quarterly sales from continuing operations of $183.4 million were up 16.9% from $156.9 million in the year-ago period.
Bill Jasper, president and ceo, remarked on the retail weakness seen starting in December; he projected it would continue until a “slight” upturn toward the end of 2008.
Jasper noted that Repreve brand 100% recycled yarn has “gained traction” and Unifi’s accelerated value-added, higher priced product strategy has been “further validated by the success of Repreve.”
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