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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

______________________________________

FORM 10-K

______________________________________

þ Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022

or

¨ Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the transition period from to

Commission file number 0-5151

______________________________________

FLEXSTEEL INDUSTRIES, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Incorporated in State of Minnesota

42-0442319

(State or other Jurisdiction of

(I.R.S. Identification No.)

Incorporation or Organization)

385 BELL STREET

DUBUQUE, IA 52001-0877

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(563) 556-7730

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

______________________________________

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock

FLXS

The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes ¨ No þ

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.  Yes ¨ No þ

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 þ No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large, accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large, accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (check one).

Large Accelerated Filer ¨ Accelerated Filer þ Non-Accelerated Filer ¨ Smaller Reporting Company þ Emerging Growth Company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes ¨ No þ

Common Stock - $1.00 Par Value

Shares Outstanding as of August 25, 2022

5,303,490

The aggregate market value of the voting stock held by non-affiliates, computed by reference to the last sales price on December 31, 2021 (which was the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second quarter) was $135,238,895.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

In Part III, portions of the registrant’s 2022 Proxy Statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 120 days of the Registrant’s fiscal year end.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

PART I

ITEM 1.

BUSINESS

3

ITEM 1A.

RISK FACTORS

5

ITEM 1B.

UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS

8

ITEM 2.

PROPERTIES

9

ITEM 3.

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

9

ITEM 4.

MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

9

PART II

ITEM 5.

MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANTS’ COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

10

ITEM 7.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

11

ITEM 7A.

QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

16

ITEM 8.

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

17

ITEM 9.

CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

38

ITEM 9A.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

38

ITEM 9B.

OTHER INFORMATION

39

PART III

ITEM 10.

DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

39

ITEM 11.

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

39

ITEM 12.

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED SHAREHOLDER MATTERS

39

ITEM 13.

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

39

ITEM 14.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

39

PART IV

ITEM 15.

EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, AND SCHEDULES

40

SIGNATURES

41

EXHIBIT INDEX

42


PART I

Cautionary Statement Relevant to Forward-Looking Information for the Purpose of “Safe Harbor” Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

The Company and its representatives may from time to time make written or oral forward-looking statements with respect to long-term goals or anticipated results of the Company, including statements contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in its reports to stockholders.

Statements, including those in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, which are not historical or current facts, are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There are certain important factors that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those anticipated by some of the statements made herein. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty. Some of the factors that could affect results are the cyclical nature of the furniture industry, supply chain disruptions, litigation, the effectiveness of new product introductions and distribution channels, the product mix of sales, pricing pressures, the cost of raw materials and fuel, retention and recruitment of key employees, actions by governments including laws, regulations, taxes and tariffs, the amount of sales generated and the profit margins thereon, competition (both U.S. and foreign), credit exposure with customers, participation in multi-employer pension plans, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and general economic conditions. For further information regarding these risks and uncertainties, see the “Risk Factors” section in Item 1A of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The Company specifically declines to undertake any obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements that have been made to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

Item 1.  Business

General

Flexsteel Industries, Inc., and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) is one of the largest manufacturers, importers, and marketers of residential furniture products in the United States. Product offerings include a wide variety of furniture such as sofas, loveseats, chairs, reclining rocking chairs, swivel rockers, sofa beds, convertible bedding units, occasional tables, desks, dining tables and chairs, kitchen storage, bedroom furniture, and outdoor furniture. A featured component in most of the upholstered furniture is a unique steel drop-in seat spring from which the name “Flexsteel” is derived. The Company distributes its products throughout the United States through its e-commerce channel and direct sales force.

The Company operates in one reportable segment, furniture products. The Company’s furniture products business involves the distribution of manufactured and imported products consisting of a broad line of furniture for the residential market. In fiscal 2020, the Company substantially completed its exit from the Commercial Office and custom design Hospitality product lines which served contract markets. During fiscal 2021, the Company substantially completed its restructuring activities related to the exit of its Vehicle Seating and the remainder of its Hospitality product lines, which also served contract markets. Set forth below is information for the past three fiscal years showing the Company’s net sales attributable to each of the areas of application:

For the years ended June 30,

(in thousands)

2022

2021

2020

Residential

$

543,447

$

476,519

$

331,879

Contract

835

2,406

35,047

$

544,282

$

478,925

$

366,926

Manufacturing and Offshore Sourcing

During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022, the Company operated manufacturing facilities located in Dublin, Georgia, and Juarez, Mexico. These ongoing manufacturing operations are integral to the Company’s product offerings and distribution strategy by offering smaller and more frequent product runs of a wider product selection. The Company identifies and eliminates manufacturing inefficiencies and adjusts manufacturing schedules on a daily basis to meet customer requirements. The Company has established relationships with key suppliers to ensure prompt delivery of quality component parts. The Company’s production includes the use of selected component parts sourced offshore to enhance value in the marketplace.

The Company integrates manufactured products with finished products acquired from offshore suppliers who can meet quality specifications and scheduling requirements. The Company will continue to pursue and refine this blended strategy, offering customers manufactured goods, products manufactured utilizing imported component parts, and ready-to-deliver imported products. This blended focus on products allows the Company to provide a wide range of price points, styles and product categories to satisfy customer requirements.

Competition

The furniture industry is highly competitive and includes a large number of U.S. and foreign manufacturers and distributors, none of which dominate the market. The Company competes in markets with a large number of relatively small manufacturers; however, certain competitors have substantially greater sales volumes than the Company. The Company’s products compete based on style, quality, price, delivery, service and durability. The Company believes its patented, guaranteed-for-life Blue Steel Spring, manufacturing and sourcing capabilities, facility locations, commitment to customers, product quality, delivery, service, value and experienced production, sales, marketing and management teams, are some of its competitive advantages.

Seasonality

The Company’s business is not considered seasonal.

Foreign Operations

The Company has minimal export sales. On June 30, 2022, the Company had approximately 33 employees located in Asia to ensure Flexsteel’s quality standards are met and to coordinate the delivery of purchased products. The Company leases and operates three manufacturing facilities in Juarez, Mexico and had approximately 1,200 employees located in Mexico on June 30, 2022. The three Juarez facilities totaled 553,000 square feet.

Customer Backlog

The approximate backlog of customer orders believed to be firm as of the end of the current fiscal year and the prior two fiscal years were as follows (in thousands):

June 30, 2022

June 30, 2021

June 30, 2020

$

62,800

$

155,325

$

46,900

Raw Materials

The Company utilizes various types of wood, fabric, leather, filling material, high carbon spring steel, bar and wire stock, polyurethane foam and other raw materials in manufacturing furniture. The Company purchases these materials from numerous outside suppliers, both U.S. and foreign, and is not dependent upon any single source of supply. The costs of certain raw materials fluctuate, but all continue to be readily available within supplier lead-times however, we could experience supply-chain disruptions at any time, which could impact the availability of materials

Industry Factors

The Company has exposure to actions by governments, including tariffs, see “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Government Regulations

The Company is subject to various local, state, and federal laws, regulations and agencies that affect businesses generally, see “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Our compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations did not have a material effect upon our capital expenditures, earnings or competitive position during the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022.

Environmental Matters

All of Flexsteel’s stakeholders have a responsibility to protect our employees and our environment. The officers of Flexsteel and its subsidiaries will use our role as business and community leaders to set the tone at the top to guide our management teams in their efforts to improve the workplace and the environment we directly impact. Because we are committed to sustainable business practices, to our people, and to our communities, we will continue to grow and expand the scope of our dedications to the stewardship of our valued

resources. The Company is subject to environmental laws and regulations with respect to product content and industrial waste. Further discussion is included in “Risk Factors” in Item 1A and “Legal Proceedings” in Item 3 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Trademarks and Patents

The Company owns the United States improvement patents to its Flexsteel guaranteed-for-life Blue Steel Spring – the all-riveted, high-carbon, steel-banded seating platform that gives upholstered and leather furniture the strength and comfort to last a lifetime, as well as patents on convertible beds. The Company has patents and owns certain trademarks in connection with its furniture.

It is not common in the furniture industry to obtain a patent for a furniture design. If a particular design of a furniture manufacturer is well accepted in the marketplace, it is common for other manufacturers to imitate the same design without recourse by the furniture manufacturer who initially introduced the design. Furniture products are designed by the Company’s own design staff and through the services of third-party designers. New models and designs of furniture, as well as new fabrics, are introduced continuously.

Employees

The Company had approximately 1,800 employees on June 30, 2022, including 7 employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Management believes it has good relations with employees.

Available Information

Copies of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, are available free of charge on our website (www.flexsteel.com) as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file the material with or furnish it to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Additionally, the SEC maintains an internet site (www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC. Information on our website or linked to our website is not incorporated by reference into this Annual Report.

Item 1A.  Risk Factors

The Company is subject to a variety of risks. You should carefully consider the risk factors detailed below in conjunction with the other information contained in this Annual Report on Form 10-K. Should any of these risks materialize the Company’s business, financial condition, and future prospects could be negatively impacted. There may be additional factors that are presently unknown to the Company or that the Company currently believes to be immaterial that could affect its business.

Risks related to our operations:

Business information systems could be impacted by disruptions and security breaches.

The Company employs information technology systems to support its global business. Security breaches and other disruptions to the Company’s information technology infrastructure could interfere with operations, compromise information belonging to the Company and its customers and suppliers and expose the Company to liability which could adversely impact the Company’s business and reputation. In the ordinary course of business, the Company relies on information technology networks and systems to process, transmit and store electronic information, and to manage or support a variety of business processes and activities. Additionally, the Company collects and stores certain data, including proprietary business information, and may have access to confidential or personal information in certain areas of its businesses that is subject to privacy and security laws, regulations, and customer-imposed controls. While security breaches and other disruptions to the Company’s information technology networks and infrastructure could happen, none have occurred to date that has had a material impact on the Company. Any such events could result in legal claims or proceedings, liability or penalties under privacy laws, disruption in operations, and damage to the Company’s reputation, which could adversely affect the Company’s business.

In addition, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shifts in employee workplace preferences, we have allowed certain of our employees the option of a hybrid work schedule where they may choose to work partially from home. Although we continue to implement strong physical and cybersecurity measures to ensure that our business operations remain functional and to ensure uninterrupted service to our customers, our systems and our operations remain vulnerable to cyberattacks and other disruptions because a material portion of our employees work remotely either full or part-time, and we cannot be certain that our mitigation efforts will be effective.

The implementation of a new business information system could disrupt the business.

The Company continues to migrate business and financial processes from ERP systems to SAP. The Company takes great care in the planning and execution of these migrations, however, implementation issues related to the transition could arise and may result in the following:

Disruption of the Company’s domestic and international supply chain;

Inability to fill customer orders accurately and on a timely basis;

Negative impact on financial results;

Inability to fulfill federal, state and local tax filing requirements in a timely and accurate matter; and

Increased demands of management and associates to the detriment of other corporate initiatives. 

The Company’s participation in multi-employer pension plans may have exposures under those plans that could extend beyond what its obligations would be with respect to its employees.

The Company participates in, and makes periodic contributions to, one multi-employer pension plan that covers union employees. Multi-employer pension plans are managed by trustee boards comprised of participating employer and labor union representatives, and the employers participating in a multi-employer pension plan are jointly responsible for maintaining the plan’s funding requirements. Based on the most recent information available to the Company, the present value of actuarially accrued liabilities of the multi-employer pension plan substantially exceeds the value of the assets held in trust to pay benefits. As a result of the Company’s participation, it could experience greater volatility in the overall pension funding obligations. The Company’s obligations may be impacted by the funded status of the plans, the plans’ investment performance, changes in the participant demographics, financial stability of contributing employers and changes in actuarial assumptions. See Note 12 Benefit and Retirement Plans of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information.

Future results may be affected by various legal proceedings and compliance risk, including those involving product liability, environmental, or other matters.

The Company faces the risk of exposure to product liability claims in the event the use of any of its products results in personal injury or property damage. In the event any of the Company’s products prove to be defective, it may be required to recall or redesign such products. The Company is also subject to various laws and regulations relating to environmental protection and the discharge of materials into the environment. The Company could incur substantial costs, including legal expenses, as a result of the noncompliance with, or liability for cleanup or other costs or damages under, environmental laws. Given the inherent uncertainty of litigation, these various legal proceedings and compliance matters could have a material impact on the business, operating results, and financial condition. See Note 13 Commitments and Contingencies of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information.

The Company’s success depends on its ability to recruit and retain key employees and highly skilled workers in a competitive labor market.

If the Company is not successful in recruiting and retaining key employees and highly skilled workers or experiences the unexpected loss of those employees, the operations may be negatively impacted.

Additionally, we are and will continue to be dependent upon our senior management team and other key personnel. Losing the services of one or more key members of our management team or other key personnel could adversely affect our operations. In addition, the ongoing impact of COVID-19, or risk of similar communicable disease in the future, increases the risk that certain senior executive officers or a member of the board of directors could become ill, causing them to be incapacitated or otherwise unable to perform their duties for an extended absence. Furthermore, because of the nature of the disease, multiple people working in close proximity could also become ill simultaneously which could result in the same department having extended absences or a temporary shutdown of one or more of our manufacturing facilities or distribution centers. This could negatively impact the efficiency and effectiveness of processes and internal controls throughout the Company and our ability to service customers.

Terms of collective bargaining agreements and labor disruptions could adversely impact results of operations.

Terms of collective bargaining agreements that prevent the Company from competing effectively could adversely affect its financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. The Company is committed to working with those groups to avert or resolve conflicts as they arise. However, there can be no assurance that these efforts will be successful.

We may not be able to collect amounts owed to us.

We grant 30-day payment terms to most customers. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues and inflationary cost pressures, some customers have requested extended payment terms or informed us they will not pay amounts within agreed upon terms. Some of our customers have experienced, and may in the future experience, cash flow and credit-related issues. If the negative economic effects of COVID-19 were to persist or a similar pandemic or another major, unexpected event with negative economic effects were to occur, we may not be able to collect amounts owed to us or such payment may only occur after significant delay. While we perform credit evaluations of our customers, those evaluations may not prevent uncollectible trade accounts receivable. Credit evaluations involve significant management diligence and judgment, especially in the current environment. Should more customers experience liquidity issues than we anticipate, if payment is not received on a timely basis, or if a customer declares bankruptcy or closes stores, we may have difficulty collecting amounts owed to us by these customers, which could adversely affect our sales, earnings, financial condition, and liquidity.

Risks related to our industry:

The COVID-19 pandemic could continue to have a materially adverse effect on our ability to operate, our ability to keep employees safe from the pandemic, our results of operations, and financial condition.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the current coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak to be a global pandemic, and the virus continues to spread in areas where we operate and sell our products. The COVID-19 pandemic and similar issues in the future could have a material adverse effect on our ability to operate, our ability to keep employees safe from the pandemic, our results of operations, and financial condition.

Public health organizations have recommended, and many governments have implemented, measures from time-to-time during the pandemic to slow and limit the transmission of the virus, including certain business shutdowns and shelter in place and social distancing requirements. Such preventive measures, or others we may voluntarily put in place, may have a material adverse effect on our business for an indefinite period of time, such as the potential shut down of certain locations, decreased employee availability, potential border closures, and disruptions to the businesses of our selling channel partners, and others.

Our suppliers and customers also face these and other challenges, which have and could continue to lead to a disruption in our supply chain, raw material inflation or the inability to get the raw materials necessary to produce our products, increased shipping, and transportation costs, as well as decreased consumer spending and decreased demand for our products. Although these disruptions may continue to occur, the long-term economic impact and near-term financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to, potential near-term or long-term risk of asset impairment, restructuring, and other charges, cannot be reliably quantified or estimated at this time due to the uncertainty of future developments.

Continuing inflation may impact our profitability.

Cost inflation including significant increases in ocean container rates, raw materials prices, labor rates, and domestic transportation costs have and could continue to impact profitability. Continued imbalances between supply and demand for these resources may continue to exert upward pressure on costs. Our ability to recover these cost increases through price increases may continue to lag the cost increases, resulting in downward pressure on margins. In addition, price increases to offset rising costs could negatively impact demand for our products.

The Company’s products are considered deferrable purchases for consumers during economic downturns. Prolonged negative economic conditions could impact the business.

Economic downturns and prolonged negative economic conditions could affect consumer spending habits by decreasing the overall demand for home furnishing products. These events could impact retailers resulting in an impact on the Company’s business. A recovery in the Company’s sales could lag significantly behind a general economic recovery due to the deferrable nature and relatively significant cost of purchasing home furnishing products.

Future success depends on the Company’s ability to manage its global supply chain.

The Company acquires raw materials, component parts and certain finished products from external suppliers, both U.S. and foreign. Many of these suppliers are dependent upon other suppliers in countries other than where they are located. This global interdependence within the Company’s supply chain is subject to delays in delivery, availability, quality, and pricing. Changes in international trade policies including tariffs could disrupt the supply chain, increase cost and reduce competitiveness. The delivery of goods from these suppliers has been and may continue to be delayed by customs, labor issues, geo-political pressures, disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in political, economic, and social conditions, weather, laws and regulations. Unfavorable fluctuations in

price, international trade policies, quality, delivery, and availability of these products could continue to adversely affect the Company’s ability to meet demands of customers and cause negative impacts to the Company’s cost structure, profitability and its cash flow.

Enacted tariffs and potential future increases in tariffs on manufactured goods imported from China or other countries could adversely affect our business. The tariff on certain manufactured furniture products imported from China on or after June 1, 2019, is currently 25%. Given ongoing uncertainty in relations, including trade negotiations between the United States and China, it is unclear as to whether the U.S. administration will take further tariff action or perhaps grant relief to actions already put in place. Inability to reduce acquisition costs or pass-through price increases may have an adverse impact on sales volume, earnings, and liquidity. Similarly, increases in pricing may have an adverse impact on the competitiveness of the Company’s products relative to other furniture manufacturers with less exposure to the tariff and could also lead to adverse impacts on volume, earnings, and liquidity.

Additionally, a disruption in supply from foreign countries could adversely affect our ability to timely fill customer orders for those products and decrease our sales, earnings, and liquidity. The main foreign countries we source from are Vietnam, China, Thailand, and Mexico. In early 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak in China resulted in the temporary shutdown or reduced capacity of our vendors’ factories. Consequently, we experienced some out-of-stocks, but in some cases, we were able to provide substitutions out of inventory on hand, in-transit, and from our domestic warehouses, but not enough to entirely mitigate the lost sales. Many of our vendors’ factories are back online, however, the COVID-19 outbreak caused travel restrictions due to government regulations. The travel restrictions have caused labor shortages for our Vietnam suppliers due to limited access to workers from other surrounding countries. Consequently, we may experience shortages of certain products. Our ability to transport products from foreign countries is also dependent on the availability and cost of ocean containers, both of which were materially and adversely impacted by COVID-19. It is unclear how our supply chain could be further impacted by COVID-19, including the spread of new variants, and there are many unknowns including how long we will be impacted, the severity of the impacts, and the probability of a recurrence of COVID-19 or similar regional or global pandemics. If we were unsuccessful in obtaining those products from other sources or at comparable cost, a disruption in our supply chain could adversely affect our sales, earnings, financial condition, and liquidity.

Competition from U.S. and foreign finished product manufacturers may adversely affect the business, operating results or financial condition.

The furniture industry is very competitive and fragmented. The Company competes with U.S. and foreign manufacturers and distributors. As a result, the Company may not be able to maintain or raise the prices of its products in response to competitive pressures or increasing costs. Also, due to the large number of competitors and their wide range of product offerings, the Company may not be able to significantly differentiate its products (through styling, finish, and other construction techniques) from those of its competitors.

Additionally, most of our sales are to distribution channels that rely on physical stores to merchandise and sell our products and a significant shift in consumer preference toward purchasing products online could have a materially adverse impact on our sales and operating margin. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and may continue to increase the shift to online furniture purchases by changing customer shopping patterns and behaviors, including decreased consumer willingness to visit physical retail locations.

These and other competitive pressures could cause us to lose market share, revenues, and customers, increase expenditures or reduce prices, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations or liquidity.

Future costs of complying with various laws and regulations may adversely impact future operating results.

The Company’s business is subject to various laws and regulations which could have a significant impact on operations and the cost to comply with such laws and regulations could adversely impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows. In addition, inadvertently failing to comply with such laws and regulations could produce negative consequences which could adversely impact the Company’s operations.

Failure to anticipate or respond to changes in consumer or designer tastes and fashions in a timely manner could adversely affect the Company’s business and decrease sales and earnings.

Furniture is a styled product and is subject to rapidly changing consumer and end-user trends and tastes and is highly fashion oriented. If the Company is not able to acquire sufficient fabric variety or if the Company is unable to predict or respond to changes in fashion trends, it may lose sales and have to sell excess inventory at reduced prices.

Item 1B.  Unresolved Staff Comments

None.

Item 2.  Properties

The Company owns the following facilities as of June 30, 2022:

Approximate

Location

Size (square feet)

Principal Operations

Huntingburg, Indiana

611,000

Distribution

Edgerton, Kansas

500,000

Distribution

Starkville, Mississippi(1)

349,000

Manufacturing (Held for Sale)

Dublin, Georgia

315,000

Manufacturing

Dubuque, Iowa

40,000

Corporate Office

(1)Facility is classified as held for sale as of June 30, 2022. See Note 6 Assets Held for Sale of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for disclosure of the assets held for sale.

The Company leases the following facilities as of June 30, 2022:

Approximate

Location

Size (square feet)

Principal Operations

Greencastle, Pennsylvania

242,000

Distribution

Sierra Ridge, California

211,000

Distribution

Juarez, Mexico

225,000

Manufacturing

Juarez, Mexico

197,000

Manufacturing

Juarez, Mexico

131,000

Manufacturing

High Point, North Carolina

56,000

Showroom

El Paso, Texas

38,000

Warehouse

Dubuque, Iowa

3,000

Office

Shenzhen, China

2,000

Office

Bangkok, Thailand

1,500

Office

Binh Duong, Vietnam

1,000

Office

See Note 2 Leases of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for further discussion of the leased assets.

Item 3.  Legal Proceedings

See Note 13 Commitments and Contingencies of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for discussion of legal proceedings.

Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures

None.

PART II

Item 5.  Market for the Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Share Investment Performance

The following graph shows changes over the past five-year period in the value of $100 invested in: (1) Flexsteel’s common stock (FLXS); (2) The NASDAQ Global Market; (3) an industry peer group of the following: American Woodmark Corp, Bassett Furniture Ind., Culp Inc., Dixie Group Inc., Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., HNI Corp., Hooker Furniture Corp., Johnson Outdoors Inc., Kimball International, La-Z-Boy Inc., Lifetime Brands Inc., Lovesac Co., Patrick Industries Inc., Sleep Number Corp., and Trex Company, Inc.

Picture 1

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Flexsteel

100.00

75.30

33.45

26.02

83.20

37.08

NASDAQ

100.00

130.41

138.26

158.92

248.38

120.22

Peer Group

100.00

109.11

109.47

144.94

252.95

146.16

The Company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol FLXS.

The Company estimates there were approximately 250 holders of common stock of the Company as of June 30, 2022. The payment of future cash dividends is within the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors and will depend, among other factors, on its earnings, capital requirements and operating and financial condition.

Purchases of Equity Securities

On January 20, 2022, the Board of Directors approved a repurchase program authorizing the Company to purchase up to an additional $30 million of the Company’s common stock through January 19, 2025. All purchases were made in the open market.

The following table summarizes the activity of the common stock repurchases made during the three months ended June 30, 2022.

Total Number

Average

Total Number

Approximate Dollar Value

of Shares

Price Paid

of Shares Purchased

of Shares that May Yet

Period

Purchased

per Share

as Part of Plan

Be Purchased

April 1, 2022, to April 30, 2022

118,217 

$

20.05 

2,620,781 

$

12,947,944 

May 1, 2022, to May 31, 2022

138,103 

20.44 

2,758,884 

10,118,616 

June 1, 2022, to June 30, 2022

131,569 

19.92 

2,890,453 

7,490,620 

As of June 30, 2022

2,892,404 

$

22.96 

2,890,453 

$

7,490,620 

Item 7.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

General

The following analysis of the results of operations and financial condition of the Company should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Business Update

On April 28, 2020, we announced the exit of our Vehicle Seating, and the remainder of the Hospitality product lines, and subsequently closed our Dubuque, Iowa and Starkville, Mississippi manufacturing facilities. We completed substantially all the restructuring activities related to the exit of our Vehicle Seating and the remainder of the Hospitality product lines during fiscal 2021. Both product lines combined represented less than 1% of the Company’s total net sales for the fiscal year ended 2022.

Results of Operations

The following table has been prepared as an aid in understanding the Company’s results of operations on a comparative basis for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2022, 2021 and 2020. Amounts presented are percentages of the Company’s net sales.

For the years ended June 30,

2022

2021

2020

Net sales

100.0

%

100.0

%

100.0

%

Cost of goods sold

86.6

79.8

85.5

Gross margin

13.4

20.2

14.5

Selling, general and administrative

12.3

14.2

19.7

Restructuring expense

0.1

0.7

9.3

(Gain) on disposal of assets

(0.3)

(1.2)

(5.2)

Operating income (loss)

1.2

6.5

(9.4)

Other income

0.0

0.1

0.2

Interest (expense)

(0.2)

(0.0)

(0.0)

Income (loss) before income taxes

1.1

6.6

(9.2)

Income tax provision (benefit)

0.7

1.8

(1.9)

Net income (loss)

0.3

%

4.8

%

(7.3)

%

Fiscal 2022 Compared to Fiscal 2021

Net sales were $544.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2022, compared to net sales of $478.9 million in the prior year, an increase of $65.4 million or 13.6%. Sales of products sold through retailers grew by $73.4 million or 17.8% primarily driven by pricing and a strong order backlog at the start of the year. Sales of products sold through e-commerce channels decreased by $8.0 million, or 12% due to a decrease in consumer demand.

Gross margin as a percent of net sales for the year ended June 30, 2022, was 13.4%, compared to 20.2% for the prior year period, a decrease of 680 basis points (“bps”). The 680-bps decrease was primarily driven by a 450-bps decrease related to ancillary charges caused by domestic supply chain disruptions and higher per diem charges, a decrease of 200-bps due to pricing promotions and inventory write-downs, a decrease of 110-bps related to capacity growth investments in a third additional manufacturing plant in Mexico, and a new distribution facility in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and a decrease of 70-bps primarily related to cost inflation for materials, labor, and transportation, partially offset by an increase of 150-bps related to price realization.

Selling, general, and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses decreased by $1.2 million in the year ended June 30, 2022, compared to the prior fiscal year. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A was 12.3% in the fiscal year 2022 compared to 14.2% of net sales in the prior fiscal year. The decrease of 190-bps is primarily due to a decrease of 170-bps due to leverage on year-over-year sales growth and a decrease of 100-bps due to lower incentive compensation and offset by an increase of 80-bps due to growth investments.

Restructuring expenses were $0.7 million during the year ended June 30, 2022, primarily for ongoing costs associated with our facilities listed as held for sale, professional fees, and former employee expenses as part of our previously announced comprehensive restructuring plan. See Note 5, Restructuring, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information.

During the year ended June 30, 2022, we completed the sale of our remaining Harrison, Arkansas facility, resulting in total net proceeds of $1.45 million, and a total gain of $1.4 million.

Income tax expense was $4.1 million, or an effective rate of 68.6%, during the year ended June 30, 2022, compared to income tax expense of $8.4 million in the prior year, or an effective tax rate of 26.8%. The effective tax rate is primarily impacted by changes in our deferred tax assets for which we do not receive the income tax benefit due to our full valuation allowance. See Note 10, Income Taxes, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information.

Net income was $1.9 million, or $0.28 per diluted share for the year ended June 30, 2022, compared to net income of $23.0 million, or $3.09 per diluted share in the prior year.

Fiscal 2021 Compared to Fiscal 2020

Net sales were $478.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2021, compared to net sales of $366.9 million in the prior year, an increase of 30.5%. The increase in sales of $112.0 million was primarily driven by $138.8 million, or an increase of 51.1%, related to home furnishing products sold through retailers, and $5.9 million, or an increase of 9.7%, for home furnishing products sold through e-commerce. Net sales growth in our home furnishing products was virtually in all product categories due to increased demand, partially offset by a decline of $32.7 million primarily due to the exit from our Vehicle Seating and Hospitality product lines during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.

Gross margin as a percent of net sales for the year ended June 30, 2021, was 20.2%, compared to 14.5% for the prior year, an increase of 570 basis points (“bps”). The 570-bps increase was primarily driven by structural cost reductions, operational efficiencies, and fixed cost leverage due to higher sales volume as compared to the prior year and lower inventory reserve due to demand.

Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased by $4.5 million in the year ended June 30, 2021, compared to the prior year. The decline in SG&A expenses was primarily due to a $3.5 million reduction in bad debt expenses from the prior year driven by a customer bankruptcy. Higher sales commission expense resulting from increased sales was largely offset by other spending reductions and lower depreciation. As a percentage of net sales, SG&A was 14.2% in the year ended June 30, 2021, compared to the prior year of 19.7%. The 550-bps decline compared to the prior year was primarily due to cost leverage gained from higher sales, reductions in non-essential spending due to COVID-19, lower depreciation expense due to assets sold or being held for sale, and lower bad debt expense as discussed above during the year ended June 30, 2021.

Restructuring expenses were $3.5 million during the year ended June 30, 2021, primarily for ongoing utilities and maintenance costs for our facilities listed as held for sale, professional fees, and employee termination costs as part of our previously announced comprehensive restructuring plan. See Note 5, Restructuring, of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K for more information.

During the year ended June 30, 2021, we completed the sale of our Dubuque, Iowa, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and one of our Harrison, Arkansas facilities, resulting in total net proceeds of $18.6 million, and a total gain of $5.9 million.

Income tax expense was $8.4 million, or an effective rate of 26.8%, during the year ended June 30, 2021, compared to an income tax benefit of $6.9 million in the prior year, or an effective tax rate of 20.5%.

Net income was $23.0 million, or $3.09 per diluted share for the year ended June 30, 2021, compared to a net loss of $26.8 million, or $3.37 per diluted share in the prior year.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Working capital (current assets less current liabilities) on June 30, 2022, was $125.4 million compared to $128.8 million on June 30, 2021. The $3.4 million decrease in working capital was due to an increase in cash of $0.8 million, a decrease in accounts payable of $35.6 million, a decrease of $14.9 million in trade receivables, a decrease in inventory of $19.9 million, a decrease of other current assets of $4.5 million and an increase in other liabilities of $0.5 million. Capital expenditures were $3.9 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022.

A summary of operating, investing, and financing cash flow is shown in the following table:

For the years ended June 30,

(in thousands)

2022

2021

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

$

7,993

$

(32,692)

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

(1,916)

16,062

Net cash (used in) financing activities

(5,235)

(30,225)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

$

842

$

(46,855)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

For the year ended June 30, 2022, cash provided by operating activities was $8.0 million, which primarily consisted of net income of $1.9 million, adjusted for non-cash items including depreciation of $5.2 million, gain from the sale of capital assets of $1.8 million, stock-based compensation of $1.0 million and allowance reserve recoveries of $0.3 million. Net cash provided by operating assets and liabilities was $2.0 million and was primarily due to a decrease in accounts payable of $35.8 million due to a decrease in inventory, a decrease in inventory of $19.9 million due to fewer purchases intended to reduce inventory, a decrease in accounts receivable of $15.1 million primarily due to the timing of sales and collections, a decrease in other current assets of $4.0 million and a decrease in other liabilities of $1.2 million.

For the year ended June 30, 2021, cash used in operating activities was $32.7 million, which primarily consisted of net income of $23.0 million, adjusted for non-cash items including depreciation of $5.2 million, gain from the sale of capital assets of $5.9 million, change in deferred income taxes of $2.1 million, stock-based compensation of $3.7 million and bad debt expense of $1.6 million. Net cash used in operating assets and liabilities was $62.7 million. The cash used in operating assets and liabilities of $62.7 million, was primarily due to an increase in trade receivables of $25.2 million due to higher sales, an increase in inventory of $90.6 million due to inventory build for the beginning of fiscal 2022, partially offset by $9.4 million decline in other current assets primarily due to receipt of an income tax net refund of $5.6 million and increases in accounts payable of $40.0 million and accrued liabilities of $4.0 million.

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

For the year ended June 30, 2022, net cash used in investing activities was $1.9 million, primarily due to capital expenditures of $3.8 million partially offset by proceeds of $1.9 million from the sale of our Harrison, Arkansas, facility, and the finalization of the sale of our transportation fleet equipment.

For the year ended June 30, 2021, net cash provided by investing activities was $16.1 million, primarily due to proceeds of $18.6 million for the sale of our Dubuque, IA, and Lancaster, PA, facilities and one of our Harrison, Arkansas facilities, partially offset by capital expenditures of $2.6 million.

Net cash (used in) financing activities

For the year ended June 30, 2022, net cash used in financing activities was $5.2 million, primarily due to proceeds from lines of credit of $265.1 million, offset by payments on lines of credit of $230.9 million, $35.0 million for treasury stock purchases, dividends paid of

$3.9 million, and $0.5 million for tax payments on employee vested restricted shares netted with proceeds from the issuance of common stock.

For the year ended June 30, 2021, net cash used in financing activities was $30.2 million, primarily due to $29.8 million for treasury stock purchases, dividends paid of $2.6 million and $1.3 million for tax payments on employee vested restricted shares.

Financing Arrangements

Line of Credit

On August 28, 2020, the Company entered a two-year secured $25.0 million revolving line of credit with Dubuque Bank and Trust Company, with an interest rate of 1.50% plus LIBOR, subject to a floor of 3.00%. The revolving line of credit was secured by essentially all the Company’s assets, excluding real property, and required the Company to maintain compliance with certain financial and non-financial covenants. This line of credit was subsequently canceled in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2022.

On September 8, 2021, the Company, as the borrower, entered into a credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Lender”), and the other lenders party thereto. The Credit Agreement has a five-year term and provides for up to an $85 million revolving line of credit. Subject to certain conditions, the Credit Agreement also provides for the issuance of letters of credit in an aggregate amount up to $5 million which, upon issuance, would be deemed advances under the revolving line of credit. The Company’s $1.2 million letters of credit previously issued by the Lender are being treated as outstanding under the Credit Agreement and reduce the amount of available borrowings under the revolving line of credit. Proceeds of borrowings were used to refinance all indebtedness owed to Dubuque Bank & Trust and for working capital purposes. The Company’s obligations under the Credit Agreement are secured by substantially all its assets, excluding real property. Subject to certain conditions, borrowings under the Credit Agreement bear interest at LIBOR plus 1.25% or 1.50% per annum, or an effective interest rate of 3.04% on June 30, 2022. When LIBOR becomes unavailable, the replacement rate will be determined pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement. The Credit Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, and covenants, including a financial covenant to maintain a fixed coverage ratio of not less than 1.00 to 1.00. In addition, the Loan Agreement places restrictions on the Company’s ability to incur additional indebtedness, to create liens or other encumbrances, to sell or otherwise dispose of assets, and to merge or consolidate with other entities.

On April 18, 2022, the Company, as the borrower, entered a first amendment to the September 8, 2021, Credit Agreement (“First Amendment to the Credit Agreement”), with the Lender, and the lenders party thereto. The first amendment to the Credit Agreement changed the definition of the term ‘Payment Conditions’ and further defines default or event of default and the calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio.

As of June 30, 2022, there was $37.7 million outstanding under the Credit Agreement, exclusive of fees and letters of credit.

Letters of credit outstanding at the Lender as of June 30, 2022, totaled $1.1 million

See Note 9 Credit Arrangements of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Contractual Obligations

The following table summarizes our contractual obligations on June 30, 2022, and the effect these obligations are expected to have on our liquidity and cash flow in the future (in thousands):

2-3

4-5

More than

Total

1 Year

Years

Years

5 Years

Operating lease obligations

$

44,944

$

7,458

$

10,772

$

8,483

$

18,231

Warehouse management obligation

6,428

1,512

3,025

1,891

Outlook

The COVID-19 pandemic, cost inflation, and supply-chain disruptions presented unprecedented challenges during fiscal 2022. Our focus for fiscal 2023 will be to remain financially agile with strong liquidity, continue building our foundation for profitable long-term growth in both retail and e-commerce sales channels, build global supply chain resiliency, expand sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution capacity to support future growth, strengthen digital capabilities, reimagine the customer experience, and build strong culture and talent.

During fiscal 2023, the Company anticipates spending $4.0 million to $4.5 million on capital expenditures. The Company plans to spend approximately $3.5 million for manufacturing productivity improvements and approximately $0.5 million for manufacturing software maintenance and general maintenance. The Company believes it has access to adequate working capital to meet these requirements.

Critical Accounting Policies

The discussion and analysis of our consolidated financial statements and results of operations are based on consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States of America. Preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires the use of estimates and judgments that affect the reported results. We use estimates based on the best information available in recording transactions and balances resulting from business operations. Estimates are used for such items as the collectability of trade accounts receivable and inventory valuation. Ultimate results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

Allowance for Credit Losses – we establish an allowance for credit losses to reduce trade accounts receivable to an amount that reasonably approximates their net realizable value. Our accounts receivable allowances consist of an allowance for doubtful accounts which is established through a review of open accounts, historical collection, and historical write-off amounts. The amount ultimately realized from trade accounts receivable may differ from the amount estimated in the consolidated financial statements.

Inventories – we value inventory at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Our inventory valuation reflects markdowns for the excess of the cost over the amount expected to be realized and considers obsolete and excess inventory. Markdowns establish a new cost basis for the Company’s inventory. Subsequent changes in facts or circumstances do not result in the reversal of previously recorded markdowns or an increase in that newly established cost basis.

Valuation of Long-Lived Assets – we periodically review the carrying value of long-lived assets and estimated depreciable or amortizable lives for continued appropriateness. This review is based upon projections of anticipated future cash flows and is performed whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that asset carrying values may not be recoverable or that the estimated depreciable or amortizable lives may have changed. For assets held for sale, if the net book value of the asset is greater than its estimated fair value less cost to sell, an impairment is recorded for the excess of net book value over the estimated fair value less cost to sell. We recorded no impairments in the fiscal years 2022 and 2021.

Restructuring Costs – The Company groups exit or disposal cost obligations into three categories: Involuntary employee termination benefits, costs to terminate contracts, and other associated costs. Involuntary employee termination benefits must be a one-time benefit, and this element of restructuring cost is recognized as incurred upon communication of the plan to the identified employees. Costs to terminate contracts are recognized upon termination agreement with the provider. Other associated restructuring costs are expensed as incurred. Any inventory impairment costs as a result of restructuring activities are accounted for as costs of goods sold.

Income Taxes - In determining taxable income for financial statement purposes, we must make certain estimates and judgments. These estimates and judgments affect the calculation of certain tax liabilities and the determination of the recoverability of certain of the deferred tax assets, which arise from temporary differences between the tax and financial statement recognition of revenue and expense. In evaluating our ability to recover our deferred tax assets we consider all available positive and negative evidence including our past operating results, the existence of cumulative losses in the most recent years, and our forecast of future taxable income. In estimating future taxable income, we develop assumptions including the amount of future pre-tax operating income, the reversal of temporary differences, and the implementation of feasible and prudent tax planning strategies. These assumptions require significant judgment about the forecasts of future taxable income and are consistent with the plans and estimates we are using to manage the underlying businesses.

We maintain valuation allowances with respect to our deferred tax assets unless it is more likely than not that all or a portion of such deferred tax assets will be realized. Our income tax expense recorded in the future may be reduced to the extent of decreases in our valuation allowances. The realization of our remaining deferred tax assets is primarily dependent on future taxable income in the appropriate jurisdiction. Any reduction in future taxable income including but not limited to any future restructuring activities may require that we record an additional valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets. An increase in the valuation allowance could result in additional income tax expense in such a period and could have a significant impact on our future earnings.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

See Item 8. Note 1 Significant Accounting Policies of the Notes to the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Item 7A.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

General – Market risk represents the risk of changes in the value of a financial instrument, derivative or non-derivative, caused by fluctuations in interest rates, foreign exchange rates and equity prices. As discussed below, management of the Company does not believe that changes in these factors could cause material fluctuations in the Company’s results of operations or cash flows. The ability to import furniture products can be adversely affected by political issues in the countries where suppliers are located, as well as disruptions associated with shipping distances and negotiations with port employees. Other risks related to furniture product importation include government imposition of regulations and/or quotas; duties, taxes or tariffs on imports; and significant fluctuation in the value of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies. Any of these factors could interrupt supply, increase costs, and decrease earnings.

Foreign Currency Risk – During fiscal years 2022, 2021, and 2020, the Company did not have sales but had purchases and other expenses denominated in foreign currencies. The market risk associated with currency exchange rates and prices is not considered significant.

Interest Rate Risk – The Company’s primary market risk exposure regarding financial instruments is changes in interest rates. On June 30, 2022, the Company had $37.7 million outstanding on its line of credit.


Item 8.  Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

Index to Consolidated Financial Statements

 


REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the shareholders and the Board of Directors of Flexsteel Industries, Inc.

Opinion on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Flexsteel Industries, Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") as of June 30, 2022 and 2021, the related consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, shareholders' equity, and cash flows, for each of the three years in the period ended June 30, 2022, and the related notes and the schedule listed in the Index at Item 15 (collectively referred to as the "financial statements"). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of June 30, 2022 and 2021, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended June 30, 2022, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), the Company's internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2022, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission and our report dated August 26, 2022, expressed an unqualified opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

Basis for Opinion

These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Critical Audit Matters

The critical audit matter communicated below is a matter arising from the current-period audit of the financial statements that were communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that (1) relate to accounts or disclosures that are material to the financial statements and (2) involved our especially challenging, subjective, or complex judgments. The communication of critical audit matters does not alter in any way our opinion on the financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matter below, providing separate opinions on the critical audit matter or on the accounts or disclosures to which they relate.

Inventories— Refer to Notes 1 and 3 to the financial statements

Critical Audit Matter Description

The Company has inventories of $141.2 million as of June 30, 2022. The Company records inventories at the lower of cost or net realizable value utilizing the first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) method. The Company’s inventory valuation reflects markdowns for the excess of the cost over the amount expected to be realized. Markdowns establish a new cost basis for the Company’s inventories. Subsequent changes in facts or circumstances do not result in the reversal of previously recorded markdowns or an increase in that newly established cost basis.

Given the quantitative and qualitative materiality of the balance, coupled with the judgments and subjectivity involved to estimate the markdowns to the net realizable value of inventories, auditing management’s estimates of net realizable value required subjective auditor judgment.

How the Critical Audit Matter Was Addressed in the Audit

Our audit procedures related to estimated net realizable value of manufactured inventories included the following, among others:

We tested the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over the inventory valuation process, including controls over the inputs that are used in management’s inventory markdown for the excess of the cost over the amount expected to be realized.

We tested management's process to determine the inventory markdowns and net realizable value of inventory through inquiries of management, and evaluation of accounting policies and process documentation.

We tested the accuracy and completeness of the Company’s measurement of inventory markdowns using a sampling approach. We evaluated the appropriateness of methodologies and assumptions used by management to estimate markdown reserves including inventory quantities on-hand, historical sales activity, and other assumptions used by management.

We evaluated management’s measurement of the inventory markdowns and net realizable value by testing the mathematical accuracy of the Company’s calculation.

We performed retrospective reviews of actual products sold in the current year against prior year inventory markdowns to net realizable value.

/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP

Minneapolis, MN

August 26, 2022

We have served as the Company's auditor since 1965.


REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the shareholders and the Board of Directors of Flexsteel Industries, Inc.

Opinion on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

We have audited the internal control over financial reporting of Flexsteel Industries, Inc. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of June 30, 2022, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). In our opinion, the Company maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2022, based on criteria established in Internal Control — Integrated Framework (2013) issued by COSO.

We have also audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB), the consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule as of and for the year ended June 30, 2022, of the Company and our report dated August 26, 2022, expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements.

Basis for Opinion

The Company’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, included in the accompanying Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the PCAOB and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, assessing the risk that a material weakness exists, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

Definition and Limitations of Internal Control over Financial Reporting

A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

/s/ Deloitte & Touche LLP

Minneapolis, MN

August 26, 2022


FLEXSTEEL INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts in thousands)

June 30,

2022

2021

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,184

$

1,342

Trade receivables - less allowances: 2022, $2,980; 2021, $3,240

41,106

55,986

Inventories

141,212

161,125

Other

4,950

9,421

Assets held for sale

616

666

Total current assets

190,068

228,540

NONCURRENT ASSETS:

Property, plant and equipment, net

38,543

39,783

Operating lease right-of-use assets

38,189

27,057

Other assets

1,941

1,399

TOTAL

$

268,741

$

296,779

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts payable - trade

$

32,147

$

67,773

Current portion of operating lease liabilities

6,361

5,833

Accrued liabilities:

Payroll and related items

6,385

7,662

Insurance

2,158

3,062

Restructuring costs

1,290

1,522

Advertising

4,052

5,196

Environmental remediation

3,570