Crown Crafts FY profit jumps

Retail Editor 1, June 20, 2012

Gonzales, La. - Infant goods manufacturer Crown Crafts closed out its fiscal year April 1 with a 16% boost to the bottom line.
Net income rose $5 million, or 52 cents per share, even though sales declined 5% to $85.3 million.
"Beginning in late 2010 and continuing through most of fiscal 2012, high raw material costs, including higher cotton prices, and double digit increases in labor costs in China negatively impacted our results. Additionally, during our third and fourth quarters, we transitioned away from an unprofitable private label bedding program. While this negatively impacted our top-line, we believe this will be a positive impact to our future profitability," said president and ceo Randall Chestnut.
In the fourth quarter, net income jumped 19% to $1.9 million, or 19 cents per share. Sales fell 8.8% to $24.8 million.

Featured Video

  • Live From New York: Fashion Comes Across the Pond

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT Current issue for September 2017

See the September 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Attack of the Killer Third Tier: Monster off-pricers are climbing to the top of the food chain, plus New Products: 40 pages of new products debuting at the New York Home Fashions Market; Home Stores: TJX unveils first U.S. HomeSense store; Clicks to Bricks: Boll & Branch moves from digital to physical retailing; and much more... See details!