Delta Galil Reports 2014
6th consecutive year of sales growth
26 February 2015

6th consecutive year of sales growth
First year to cross the $1 billion mark, with improved profitability
Mr. Isaac Dabah, Delta Galil CEO: “We summarize today six years of growth and increased profitability. With $ 167 million cash on hand, a strong balance sheet and strengthened management, we are ready to rise to the next level.

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2014 Fourth Quarter Highlights

>> Sales increased to $277.4 million in the 2014 fourth quarter, up 8% from the same period of 2013, sales in original currency increased by 12%.

>> 2014 sales crossed $1 billion and amounted to $1,031.9 million, for a 6th consecutive year of growth.

>> Operating income was $22.3 million in the 2014 fourth quarter before one-time items, up 6% from a year ago.

>> EBITDA was $28.0 million or 10.1% of sales in the 2014 fourth quarter, increasing 4% compared to the 2013 fourth quarter.

>> Net income excluding non-recurring items rose to $15.3 million in the 2014 fourth quarter, increasing 6% from the comparable amount a year ago.

>> Diluted earnings per share attributed to shareholders rose to $0.60 for the 2014 fourth quarter, excluding non-recurring items, rising 5% from a year ago.

>> Operating cash flow in 2014 amounted to $53.3 million compared to $46.2 million in 2013.

>> Strong balance sheet was highlighted by $332.6 million in equity as of December 31, 2014, and $167.4 million in cash and equivalents

>> Initial 2015 financial guidance: Full-year 2015 sales are expected to range between $1,065 million-$1,085 million, representing an increase of 3%-5%, equivalent to 7% to 9% in constant currency. Full-year 2015 diluted EPS is expected to range between $1.88-$2.00.

>> The Board of Directors declared a dividend of $3.5 million or $0.139 per share, to be distributed on March 24, 2015. The determining and “ex-dividend” date will be March 9, 2015, per the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

>> Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil, stated: “Our performance in 2014 set records in many key areas, including our first full year of sales over $1 billion, and meaningful increases in operating income, cash flow and net income. As a global enterprise, we are capitalizing on the growth potential of diverse markets around the world. Delta Galil is relentless in seeking new opportunities to innovate, grow and enhance our shareholder value.”

Tel Aviv, February 26, 2015 – Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. (DELT/Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, DELTY.PK/OTCQX), the global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women, children, Leisurewear and Activewear, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.

Delta Galil reported sales of $277.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, an increase of 8% from $255.9 million for the same quarter of 2013 and 12% increase in original currency. Sales for the full year 2014 were $1,031.9 million, an increase of 6% from $974.7 million in 2013. Representing the Company’s first full year of sales over $1 billion, the annual increase reflected top-line growth in all key geographic regions, as well as the positive impact of Delta Galil’s diverse customer mix and growing sales of branded products.

Operating income was $22.3 million for fourth quarter of 2014 before one-time items, up 6% from $21.1 million in the same quarter of 2013.  For the full year 2014, operating income before one-time items rose 9%, to $74.4 million from $67.9 million a year earlier.

The growth in full year operating income reflected the Company’s growing sales and higher gross profit margin, partly offset by increased selling and marketing expenses as it invested in the growth of its business. Gross profit was 30.7% of sales for the fourth quarter and 30.8% for the full year 2014, compared with 32.1% of sales for the fourth quarter and 30.2% for the full year 2013.

Net income excluding non-recurring items was $15.3 million in the 2014 fourth quarter, a 6% increase compared with $14.5 million a year earlier. Diluted earnings per share attributed to shareholders, excluding non-recurring items, rose to $0.60 for the 2014 fourth quarter, from $0.57 for the 2013 period. For the full year 2014, net income excluding non-recurring items was $48.4 million or $1.86 per diluted share, compared to $44.3 million or $1.75 per diluted share for 2013.

Management Comment

Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil, stated: “Our performance in 2014 set records in many key areas, including our first full year of sales over $1 billion, and meaningful increases in operating income, cash flow and net income. As a global enterprise, we are capitalizing on the growth potential of diverse markets around the world. In the past year, our progress included double-digit top-line growth and improved profitability for Delta USA, higher sales and EBIT at Delta Israel, and solid sales growth and higher EBIT in our Schiesser business in Europe. We also continued to add or expand several lines, including the introduction of Avia branded sports products in Walmart, and new joint ventures in socks and seamless products. And we have added significant management talent in areas that will drive our future growth.”

“Delta Galil is relentless in seeking new opportunities to innovate, grow and enhance our shareholder value. In 2015, we expect to benefit from our newer relationships, such as Lacoste and Marc O’Polo, our first full year with Avia, and continued expansion of our Activewear business. At the same time, we are driving improvements in the production area, and will invest in a new facility in Vietnam to support growth in the coming years. In addition to organic growth, we remain open to strategic acquisitions that would leverage our expertise in design, production, marketing and our financial strength.”

EBITDA, Cash Flow, Net Debt and Equity  

EBITDA was $28.0 million in the 2014 fourth quarter, increasing 4% compared with $26.9 million in the same period of 2013. As a percentage of sales, EBITDA was 10.1% in the 2014 fourth quarter and 10.5% a year earlier. For the full year 2014, EBITDA rose 8% to $93.0 million or 9.0% of sales, compared to $86.2 million or 8.8% of sales in 2013.
Operating cash flow was $34.9 million in the fourth quarter and $53.3 million in the full year 2014. In the respective periods of 2013, operating cash flow was $22.1 million and $46.2 million.
Net financial debt held relatively steady at $64.5 million at December 31, 2014 versus $63.3 million a year earlier.
The net financial debt to EBITDA ratio remained unchanged at 0.7 at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013.
Equity on December 31, 2014 was $332.6 million, up from $321.9 million a year earlier.

 

2015 Financial Guidance

Delta Galil provided its 2015 financial guidance, excluding non-recurring items which is based on current market conditions and current exchange rate of $1.14 per euro and 3.9NIS per US$.

The Company estimates that the impact of the changes in 2015 expected rates compared to the average exchange rates in 2014, on the operating income and EBITDA are approximately $8.0 million, on net income is approximately $ 5.8 million and approximately $ 0.22 on diluted earnings per share. The above effect is included in the forecasts presented below.

>> Full-year 2015 sales are expected to range between $1,065 million-$1,085 million, representing an increase of 3%-5% (equivalent to 7% to 9% in constant currency) from 2014 actual sales of $1,031.9 million.

>> Full-year 2015 EBIT is expected to range between $75 million-$79 million, representing an increase of 1%-6% from 2014 actual EBIT of $74.4 million, excluding the exchange rate impact the increase is between 12%-17%.

>> Full-year 2015 EBITDA is expected to range between $94 million-$99 million, representing an increase of 1%-6% from 2014 actual EBITDA of $93 million, excluding the exchange rate impact the increase is between 10%-15%.

>> Full-year 2015 net income is expected to range between $48.5 million-$51.5 million, representing an increase of 0%-6% from 2014 actual net income of $48.4 million, excluding the exchange rate impact the increase is between 12%-18%.

>> Full-year 2015 diluted EPS is expected to range between $1.88-$2.00, representing an increase of 1%-8% from 2014 actual EPS of $1.86, excluding the exchange rate impact the increase is between 13%-19%.

 

Dividend

Delta Galil declared a dividend of $3.5 million or $0.139 per share, to be distributed on March 24, 2015. The determining and “ex-dividend” date will be March 9, 2015, per the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

About Delta Galil Industries

Delta Galil Industries is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children. Since its inception in 1975, the Company has continually strived to create products that follow a body-before-fabric philosophy, placing equal emphasis on comfort, aesthetics and quality. Delta Galil develops innovative seamless apparel including bras, shapewear and socks; intimate apparel for women; extensive lines of underwear for men; babywear, activewear, sleepwear, and leisurewear. For more information, visit www.deltagalil.com.

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