UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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x ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022
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Commission file number: 1-14445
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
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780 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 800, Atlanta, Georgia 30342
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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As of June 30, 2022, the aggregate market value of the registrant’s common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was $357,073,227 (based on the closing sale prices of the registrant’s two classes of common stock as reported by the New York Stock Exchange).
There were 14,866,261, shares of common stock and 1,283,260 shares of Class A common stock, each with a par value of $1.00 per share outstanding at February 27, 2023.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Portions of the registrant’s Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held May 8, 2023 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022
In addition to historical information, this document contains “forward-looking statements” – that is, statements related to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and financial condition. These statements are within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:
•projections of sales or comparable store sales, gross profit, SG&A expenses, capital expenditures or other financial measures;
•descriptions of anticipated plans or objectives of our management for operations or products;
•forecasts of performance;
•anticipated impact on our business of macro-economic conditions; and
•assumptions regarding any of the foregoing.
Because these statements involve anticipated events or conditions, forward-looking statements often include words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “target,” “can,” “could,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” or similar expressions.
These forward-looking statements are based upon assessments and assumptions of management in light of historical results and trends, current conditions and potential future developments that often involve judgment, estimates, assumptions and projections. Forward-looking statements reflect current views about our plans, strategies and prospects, which are based on information currently available.
Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations as reflected in or suggested by any forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are not guarantees. Actual results may differ materially from our anticipated results described or implied in our forward-looking statements, and such differences may be due to a variety of factors. Our business could also be affected by additional factors that are presently unknown to us or that we currently believe to be immaterial to our business. Important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this report include, but are not limited to, the following items, in addition to those matters described in Risk Factors and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations:
•Competition from national, regional and local retailers of home furnishings;
•Our failure to anticipate changes in consumer preferences;
•Importing a substantial portion of our merchandise from foreign sources;
•Significant fluctuations and volatility in the cost of raw materials and components;
•Our dependence on third-party producers to meet our requirements;
•A failure by our vendors to meet our quality control standards or comply with changes to the legislative or regulatory framework regarding product safety;
•Risks in our supply chain;
•The effects of labor disruptions or labor shortages;
•The rise of oil and gasoline prices;
•Increased transportation costs;
•Damage to one of our distribution centers;
•The vulnerability of our information technology infrastructure;
•Changes in general domestic and international economic conditions such as inflation rates, interest rates, tax rates, unemployment rates, higher labor and healthcare costs, recessions, and changing government policies, laws and regulations; and
•Other risks and uncertainties as may be detailed from time to time in our public announcements and Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
Discussed elsewhere in further detail in this report are some important risks, uncertainties and contingencies which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any forward-looking statements made or implied in this report.
Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made and they might not be updated to reflect changes as they occur after the forward-looking statements are made. We assume no obligations to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In evaluating forward-looking statements, you should consider these risks and uncertainties, together with the other risks described from time to time in our other reports and documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, and you should not place undue reliance on those statements.
We intend for any forward-looking statements to be covered by, and we claim the protection under, the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
ITEM 1. BUSINESS
Unless otherwise indicated by the context, we use the terms “Havertys,” “we,” “our,” or “us” when referring to the consolidated operations of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. and subsidiary.
Havertys is a specialty retailer of residential furniture and accessories. Our founder, J.J. Haverty began the business in 1885 in Atlanta, Georgia with one store and made deliveries using horse-drawn wagons. The Company grew to 18 stores and was incorporated in September 1929. Anticipating further growth, the Company accessed additional capital through its initial public offering in October 1929.
Havertys has grown to over 120 stores in 16 states in the Southern and Midwest regions. All of our retail locations are operated using the Havertys name, and we do not franchise our stores. Our brand recognition is very high in the markets we serve, and consumer surveys indicate Havertys is associated with a high level of quality, fashion, value, and service.
Havertys customers are typically well-educated women in middle to upper-to-middle income households. They generally own homes in the suburbs, and their diverse personalities are reflected in their unique sense of style. These consumers research and shop online and in-store, often engaging friends or family members in the purchasing process. They are discerning buyers, desiring furnishings that fit their style, but never sacrificing quality. Our marketing, merchandising, stores, online presence, and customer service are targeted to attract and meet the needs of our distinctive customers.
Merchandise and Revenues
We develop our merchandise selection with the diverse taste of our typical “on trend” customer in mind. A wide range of styles from traditional to contemporary are in our core assortment, and virtually all of the furniture merchandise we carry bears the Havertys brand. We also tailor our product offerings to the needs and tastes of the local markets we serve, emphasizing more “coastal,” “western” or “urban” looks as appropriate. Our custom upholstery programs and eclectic looks are an important part of our product mix and allow the on-trend consumer more self-expression.
We have avoided offering lower quality, promotional price-driven merchandise favored by many regional and national chains, which we believe would devalue the Havertys brand with the consumer. We carry nationally well-known mattress product lines such as Tempur-Pedic®, Serta®, Sealy® and Stearns and Foster®.
Our customers use varying methods to purchase or finance their sales. As an added convenience to our customers, we offer financing by third-party finance companies. Sales financed by the third-party providers are not Havertys’ receivables; accordingly, we do not have any credit risk or servicing responsibility for these accounts, and there is no credit or collection recourse to Havertys. Slightly less than one-third of our sales are third-party-financed. The fees we pay to the third parties are included in our selling, general, and expenses (“SG&A”) as a selling expense.
We have a seasoned, commissioned-based sales team serving our customers. Their product knowledge is important in assisting customers in evaluating Havertys' merchandise as compared to our competitors. We also offer a free in-home design service to those customers seeking a more in-depth personalized shopping experience. The average sales ticket for a customer that has a designer visit their home is generally twice that of our average in-store sales ticket. Approximately 24.7% of our business in 2022 resulted from consultations with our in-home designers.
As of December 31, 2022, we operated 122 stores serving 85 cities in 16 states with approximately 4.4 million retail square feet. Our stores range in size from 15,000 to 60,000 selling square feet, with the average being approximately 35,000 square feet. We strive to have our stores reflect the distinctive style and comfort consumers expect to find when purchasing their home furnishings. The store’s location and curb appeal are important to the middle to upper-middle income consumer that we target, and attractive facades complement the quality and style of our merchandise. Interior details are also important for a pleasant and inviting shopping experience. We are very intentional in having open shopping spaces and our disciplined merchandise display ensures uniformity of presentations in-store, online and in our advertising.
Our goal, subject to market conditions and identifying suitable sites, is to open five new stores per year and expect an approximate 2.2% increase in our retail square footage in 2023. We are evaluating various "big box" former retail sites in the 30,000 to 32,000 square feet size range and other new locations for expansion. We currently have no plans to add stores outside our distribution footprint.
We consider our website an extension of our brick-and-mortar locations and not a separate segment of our business. Most customers will use the internet for inspiration and as a start to their shopping process to view products and prices. Our website features a variety of helpful tools including a design center with a 3-D room planner, upholstery customization, and inspired accessories.A large number of product reviews written by our customers are also provided, which some consumers find important in the decision-making process.
The next stop in the purchase journey for most consumers is a visit to a store to touch, sit, and see merchandise in person. Our sales consultants also use online tools to further engage our customers while they are in the store. Customers may make their purchase in the store or opt to return home and finalize their decisions, place their orders online and set delivery. We limit internet sales of our furniture to within our delivery network, and internet sales of our accessories to within the continental United States. Our total sales completed online for 2022 were approximately 3.8% of our total 2022 sales. This level of sales makes our website our highest performing "store."
We made significant investments in our website during 2022. The new design and enhancements were launched in the fourth quarter and include better search functionality, improved navigation, enriched product pages, and faster site speed. We also implemented a new content management system, AI driven automation, and improved site reporting to gain insight around customer pathing and content effectiveness.
We believe offering a direct-to-customer business complements our retail store operations as we serve the customer in the method of their choosing and leverage the power of high-touch service and online capabilities.
Suppliers and Supply Chain
We buy our merchandise from numerous foreign and domestic manufacturers and importers, the largest ten of which accounted for approximately 41.3% of our product purchases during 2022. Most of our wood products, or “case goods,” are imported from Asia. Upholstered items are largely produced domestically, with the exception of our leather products which are primarily imported from Asia or Mexico.
We purchase our furniture merchandise produced in Asia through sourcing companies and also buy direct from manufacturers. We have dedicated quality control specialists on-site during production to ensure the items meet our specifications. Our direct import team works with industry designers and manufacturers in some of the best factories throughout Asia. Approximately 20.2% of our case goods sales and 9.2% of our upholstery sales in 2022 were generated by our direct imports.
The longer lead times required for deliveries from overseas factories and the production of merchandise exclusively for Havertys makes it imperative for us to have both warehousing capabilities and end-to-end supply chain visibility. Our merchandising team provides input to the automated procurement process in an effort to maintain overall inventory levels within an appropriate range and reduce the number of written sales awaiting
product delivery. We use real-time information to closely follow our import orders from the manufacturing plant through each stage of transit and using this data can more accurately set customer delivery dates prior to receipt of product.
Manufacturers were challenged by raw material and labor shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Product manufactured in Asia was also impacted by shipping capacity challenges. Each of these factors, in addition to others, led to significantly constrained and delayed supply chains in the home furnishings industry which began to abate during 2022. In the second half of 2022, we experienced a return to more predictable lead times from most of our suppliers.
We believe that our distribution and delivery system is one of the best in the retail furniture industry and provides us with a significant competitive advantage. Our distribution system uses a combination of three distribution centers (“DCs”) and four home delivery centers (“HDCs”). The DCs receive both domestic product and containers of imported merchandise. A warehousing management system, using radio frequency scanners, tracks each piece of inventory in real time and allows for random storage in the warehouse and efficient scheduling and changing of the workflow. The DCs are also designed to shuttle prepped merchandise up to 250 miles for next-day home deliveries and serve HDCs within a 500-mile radius. The HDCs provide service to markets within an additional 250 miles. We had announced the conversion of our Virginia HDC to a DC during 2022 but given the dramatic construction cost increases e have deferred that project. We use third parties to handle over-the-road delivery of product from the DCs to the HDCs and market areas. We use Havertys team members for executing home delivery, and have branded this service “Top Drawer Delivery,” an important function serving as the last contact with our customers in the purchase process. Operating standards in our warehouse and delivery functions provide measurements for determining staffing needs and increasing productivity.
On the whole, our staffing, delivery capacity, and vendor response times returned to their pre-pandemic levels during 2022. Time between purchase and delivery averages 3 to 5 days for in-stock items and 5 to 7 weeks for special order items.
Human Capital Resources
As of December 31, 2022, Havertys’ total workforce was 2,831: 1,599 in our retail store operations, 990 in our warehouse and delivery points, 179 in our corporate operations, and 63 in our customer-service call centers. None of our team members is a party to a union contract.
Health and Safety
We care about our teammates, customers, and the communities we serve. We believe a hazard-free environment is a critical enabler for the success of our business. We have a strong safety program that focuses on implementing policies and training programs to ensure our team members can leave their job and return home safely every day.
Integrity and teamwork are two of our core values. These drive our approach in our everyday operations with our customers, suppliers and teammates and we believe that the best results happen when we work together. At Havertys, we see strength in America’s many faces, cultures, and colors. Each person offers a unique point of view and presents a fresh perspective. We are committed to diverse representation across all levels of our workforce to reflect the vibrant and thriving diversity of the communities in which we live and work.
Retention and Development
Our compensation programs are designed to attract, retain, and motivate team members to achieve superior results. Havertys’ total compensation for teammates comprises a variety of components, including competitive pay consistent with positions, skill levels, experience, and knowledge. We also offer competitive benefits, including access to healthcare plans, financial and physical wellness programs, paid time off, parental leave and retirement benefits.
We periodically conduct an Employee Engagement Survey (the “Survey”) as a means of measuring employee engagement and satisfaction, and offering employees the chance to feel heard.
We are committed to supporting our teammates’ continuous development of professional, technical and leadership skills through corporate training programs, access to digital learning resources and through partnerships with local technical learning institutions. In 2022, Havertys team members consumed approximately 123,000 hours of learning. We also offer the opportunity for team members to pursue degree programs, professional certificates, and individual courses in strategic fields of study through our tuition reimbursement program.
The retail sale of home furnishings is a highly fragmented and competitive business. There has been growth in the e‑commerce channel both from internet only retailers, from start-up furniture retailers and larger more established retailers, and those with a brick-and-mortar presence. The degree and sources of brick-and-mortar retail competition varies by geographic area. We compete with numerous individual retail furniture stores as well as national and regional chains. Retail stores opened or operated by furniture manufacturers in an effort to control and protect the distribution prospects of their branded merchandise compete with us in certain markets. Mass merchants, certain department stores, and some electronics and appliance retailers also have limited furniture product offerings.
We believe Havertys is uniquely positioned in the marketplace, with a targeted mix of merchandise that appeals to customers who are somewhat more affluent than those of promotional price-oriented furniture stores. Our online presence provides most elements of a seamless, omni-channel approach that many of our competitors do not have or cannot replicate. We consider the expansion of our custom order capabilities, free in-home design service, the tailoring of merchandise on a local market basis, and the ability to make prompt delivery of orders through maintenance of inventory to be significant competitive advantages.
Our business is affected by traditional retail seasonality, advertising and promotion programs, and general economic trends. We historically achieve our smallest quarter by revenues in the second quarter and the largest in the fourth quarter. The “nesting” response generated by COVID-19 created outsized demand beginning in the second quarter of 2020 and, when combined with the strong housing market contributed to the strong sales levels we experienced through 2021. During 2022, our business began reverting to its more historical patterns, with a return to increased shopping on weekends and during traditional extended holiday periods.
Trademarks and Domain Names
We have registered our various logos, trademarks and service marks. We believe that our trademark position is adequately protected in all markets in which we do business. In addition, we have registered and maintain numerous internet domain names including “havertys.com.” Collectively, the logos, trademarks, service marks and domain names that we hold are of material importance to us.
Our internet website address is www.havertys.com. In addition to the information about us contained in this 2022 Form 10-K, information about us can be found on our Investor Relations website at www.ir.havertys.com. This website contains a significant amount of information about us, including our corporate governance principles and practices and financial and other information. We are not including this or any other information on our website as a part of, nor incorporating it by reference into, this 2022 Form 10-K or any of our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
Our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and all amendments to those reports are available free of charge on our website at www.ir.havertys.com as soon as reasonably practicable after such material is electronically filed with, or furnished to, the SEC. The SEC also maintains a website that contains our SEC filings at www.sec.gov.
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
The following discussion of risk factors contains forward-looking statements. These risk factors may be important to understanding any statement in this annual report on Form 10-K or elsewhere. The following information should be read in conjunction with Part II, Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” (MD&A), and the consolidated financial statements and related notes in Part II, Item 8. “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” of this annual report on Form 10-K.
We routinely encounter and address risks, some of which may cause our future results to be different – sometimes materially different – than we presently anticipate. The following factors, as well as others described elsewhere in this report or in our other filings with the SEC, that could materially affect our business, financial condition or operating results should be carefully considered. Below, we describe certain important operational and strategic risks and uncertainties, but they are not the only risks we face. Our reactions to material future developments, as well as our competitors’ reactions to those developments, may also impact our business operations or financial results. If any of the following risks actually occur, our business, financial condition or operating results may be adversely affected.
Risks Related to Our Business
We face significant competition from national, regional and local retailers of home furnishings.
The retail market for home furnishings is highly fragmented and intensely competitive. We currently compete against a diverse group of retailers, including internet-only retailers, regional or independent specialty stores, dedicated franchises of furniture manufacturers and national department stores. In addition, there are few barriers to entry into our current and contemplated markets, and new competitors may enter our current or future markets at any time. Our existing competitors or new entrants into our industry may use a number of different strategies to compete against us, including aggressive advertising, pricing and marketing, social media
campaigns and extension of credit to customers on terms more favorable than we offer. Furthermore, some of our competitors have greater financial resources and larger customer bases than we have, and as a result may have a more advanced multichannel platform, be able to adapt quicker to changes in consumer behavior, have attractive customer loyalty programs, and maintain higher profitability in an aggressive low-pricing environment. Rapidly evolving technologies are altering the manner in which retailers communicate and transact with customers, led by internet-based and multichannel retailers that have made significant investments in recent years, including with pricing technology and shipping capabilities.
Competition from any of these sources 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.
If we fail to successfully anticipate or respond to changes in consumer preferences in a timely manner, our sales may decline.
Our products must appeal to our target consumers whose preferences, tastes and trends cannot be predicted with certainty and are subject to change. We continuously monitor changes in home design trends through attendance at international industry events and fashion shows, internal marketing research, and regular communication with our retailers and design professionals who provide valuable input on consumer tendencies. However, as with all retailers, our business is susceptible to changes in consumer tastes and trends. Our success depends upon our ability to anticipate and respond in a timely manner to fashion trends relating to home furnishings. If we fail to successfully identify and respond to these changes, our sales may decline.
Our future success is largely dependent on our ability to successfully implement our growth and other strategies.
Our future success, including our ability to achieve growth and increased profitability, is dependent on the ability of our management team to execute on our long-term business strategy, which includes increasing our retail footprint, expanding our online presence, increasing the efficiency and profitability of our operations, introducing new products in the marketplace and driving increased traffic to our retail stores and e-commerce site through updated marketing efforts. If any of these initiatives are not successful, or require extensive investment, our growth may be limited, and we may be unable to achieve or maintain expected levels of growth and profitability. Furthermore, our ability to expand our retail footprint is dependent on our ability to identify, secure and develop new retail locations, which involves factors outside of our control.
We import a substantial portion of our merchandise from foreign sources. This exposes us to certain risks that include political and economic conditions. Changes in exchange rates or tariffs could impact the price we pay for these goods, resulting in potentially higher retail prices and/or lower gross profit on these goods.
Based on product costs, approximately 77% of our total furniture purchases (which exclude accessories and mattresses) in 2022 were for goods that were not produced domestically. All our purchases are denominated in U.S. dollars. As exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and certain other currencies become unfavorable, the likelihood of price increases from our vendors increases. Some of the products we purchase are also subject to tariffs. If tariffs are imposed on additional products or the tariff rates are increased, our vendors may increase their prices. Such changes, if they occur, could have one or more of the following impacts:
•we could be forced to raise retail prices so high that we are unable to sell the products at current unit volumes;
•if we are unable to raise retail prices commensurately with the cost increases, gross profit as recognized under our LIFO inventory accounting method could be negatively impacted; or
•we may be forced to find alternative sources of comparable product, which may be more expensive than the current product or of lower quality, or the vendor may be unable to meet our requirements for quality, quantities, delivery schedules or other key terms.
We are dependent upon the ability of our third-party producers to meet our requirements; any failures by these producers, or the unavailability of suitable suppliers at reasonable prices or limitations on our ability to source from third-party producers may negatively impact our ability to deliver quality merchandise to our customers on a timely basis or result in higher costs or reduced net sales.
We source substantially all of our products from non-exclusive, third-party producers, many of which are located in foreign countries. Although we have long-term relationships with many of our suppliers, we must compete with other companies for the production capacity of these independent manufacturers. We regularly depend upon the ability of third-party producers to secure a sufficient supply of raw materials, develop a skilled workforce, adequately finance the production of goods ordered and maintain sufficient manufacturing and shipping capacity. Although we monitor production and quality in many third-party manufacturing locations, we cannot be certain that we will not experience operational difficulties with our manufacturers, such as the reduction of availability of production capacity, errors in complying with product specifications, insufficient quality control, failures to meet production deadlines or increases in manufacturing costs. Such difficulties may negatively impact our ability to deliver quality products to our customers on a timely basis, which may, in turn, have a negative impact on our customer relationships and result in lower net sales.
We also require third-party producers to meet certain standards in terms of working conditions, environmental protection and other matters before placing business with them. As a result of costs relating to compliance with these standards, we may pay higher prices than some of our competitors for products. In addition, failure by our independent manufacturers to adhere to ethical labor or other laws or business practices, and the potential litigation, negative publicity and political pressure relating to any of these events, could disrupt our operations or harm our reputation.
Our vendors might fail in meeting our quality control standards or reacting to changes to the legislative or regulatory framework regarding product safety.
All of our vendors must comply with applicable product safety laws and regulations, and we are dependent on them to ensure that the products we buy comply with all safety standards. Any actual, potential or perceived product safety concerns could expose us to government enforcement action or private litigation and could result in recalls and other liabilities. Such exposure could harm our brand’s image and negatively affect our business and operating results.
Significant fluctuations in the price, availability and quality of raw materials and components could adversely affect our profits.
The primary materials our vendors use to produce and manufacture our products are various woods and wood products, resin, steel, leather, cotton, and certain oil-based products. On a global and regional basis, the sources and prices of those materials and components are susceptible to significant price fluctuations due to supply/demand trends, transportation costs, government regulations and tariffs, changes in currency exchange rates, price controls, the economic and political climate, and other unforeseen circumstances. While the global supply chain challenges experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic lessened in 2022, there can be no assurance that further challenges, including shutdowns and shipping delays, will not occur. Such supply chain disruptions could materially adversely impact the ability of our suppliers to fulfil our orders in a timely manner, if at all, and could lead to increased prices, which we may not be able to pass through to our customers.
Our revenue can be adversely affected by our ability to successfully forecast our supply chain needs and our foreign manufacturers’ ability to comply with international trade rules and regulations.
Optimal product flow is dependent on demand planning and forecasting, supplier production according to such planning, and timely transportation. We often make commitments to purchase products from our vendors in advance of proposed production dates. Significant deviation from the projected demand for products that we sell may have an adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition, either from lost sales or lower margins resulting from inventory-driven price reductions. Disruptions to our supply chain could result in
late product arrivals. Increased levels of out-of-stock merchandise and loss of confidence by customers in our ability to deliver goods as promised could negatively affect sales.
In addition, there is a risk that compliance lapses by our foreign manufacturers could occur which could lead to investigations by U.S. government agencies responsible for international trade compliance. Resulting penalties or enforcement actions could delay future imports or otherwise negatively impact our business. There also remains a risk that one or more of our foreign manufacturers will not adhere to applicable legal requirements or our compliance standards such as fair labor standards, the prohibition on child labor and other product safety or manufacturing safety standards. The violation of applicable legal requirements, including labor, manufacturing and safety laws, by any of our manufacturers, the failure of any of our manufacturers to adhere to our global compliance standards or the divergence of the labor practices followed by any of our manufacturers from those generally accepted in the U.S. could disrupt our supply of products from our manufacturers, could result in potential liability to us or could harm our reputation and brand, any of which could negatively affect our business and operating results.
Because of our limited number of distribution centers, our operating results could suffer if one is damaged.
We utilize three large distribution centers to flow our merchandise from the vendor to the consumer. This system is very efficient for reducing inventory requirements but makes us operationally vulnerable should one of these facilities become damaged or experience significant business interruption. If such an interruption were to occur, our ability to deliver our products in a timely manner would likely be impacted.
We rely extensively on information technology systems to process transactions, summarize results, and manage our business. Disruptions in our information technology systems could adversely affect our business and operating results.
Our ability to operate our business from day to day, in particular our ability to manage our point-of-sale, distribution system and payment information, largely depends on the efficient operation of our computer hardware and software systems. We use management information systems to communicate customer information, provide real-time inventory information, and to handle all facets of our distribution system from receipt of goods in the DCs to delivery to our customers’ homes. These systems are subject to damage or interruption from power outages, computer and telecommunications failures, viruses, phishing attempts, cyber‑attacks, malware and ransomware attacks, security breaches, severe weather, natural disasters, and errors by employees.
The failure of these systems to operate effectively, problems with integrating various data sources, challenges in transitioning to upgraded or replacement systems, difficulty in integrating new systems, or a breach in security of these systems could adversely impact the operations of our business. Though losses arising from some of these issues would be covered by insurance, interruptions of our critical business information technology systems or failure of our back-up systems could result in longer production times or negatively impact customers resulting in damage to our reputation and a reduction in sales. If our critical information technology systems or back-up systems were damaged or ceased to function properly, we might have to make a significant investment to repair or replace them.
Successful cyber-attacks and the failure to maintain adequate cyber-security systems and procedures could materially harm our business.
Cyber threats are rapidly evolving, and those threats and the means for obtaining access to information in digital and other storage media are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Cyber threats and cyber-attackers, including ransomware attacks, can be sponsored by countries or sophisticated criminal organizations or be the work of single “hackers” or small groups of “hackers.”
We invest in industry standard security technology to protect the Company’s data and business processes against risk of data security breach and cyber-attack. Our data security management program includes identity, trust, vulnerability and threat management business processes as well as adoption of standard data protection policies. We measure our data security effectiveness through industry accepted methods. We are continuously
installing new and upgrading existing information technology systems. We use employee awareness training around phishing, malware, and other cyber risks to ensure that the Company is protected, to the greatest extent possible, against cyber risks and security breaches. We are regularly the target of attempted cyber and other security threats and must continuously monitor and develop our information technology networks and infrastructure to prevent, detect, address and mitigate the risk of unauthorized access, misuse, computer viruses and other events that could have a security impact. Insider or employee cyber and security threats are increasingly a concern for all companies, including ours. Additionally, we certify our major technology suppliers and any outsourced services through accepted security certification standards.
Nevertheless, as cyber threats evolve, change and become more difficult to detect and successfully defend against, one or more cyber-attacks might defeat our or a third-party service provider’s security measures in the future and could result in the leak of personal information of customers, employees or business partners. Employee error or other irregularities may also result in a failure of our security measures and a breach of information systems. Moreover, hardware, software or applications we use may have inherent defects of design, manufacture or operations or could be inadvertently or intentionally implemented or used in a manner that could compromise information security. A security breach and loss of information may not be discovered for a significant period of time after it occurs. While we have no knowledge of a material security breach to date, any compromise of data security could result in a violation of applicable privacy and other laws or standards, the loss of valuable business data, or a disruption of our business. In addition, the costs to eliminate or alleviate network security problems, bugs, viruses, worms, malicious software programs and security vulnerabilities could be significant, and our efforts to address these problems may not be successful and could result in potential theft, loss, destruction or corruption of information we store electronically, as well as unexpected interruptions, delays or cessation of service, any of which could cause harm to our business operations. Moreover, a security breach involving the misappropriation, loss or other unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or confidential information could give rise to unwanted media attention, materially damage our customer relationships and reputation, and result in litigation or fines, fees, or potential liabilities, which may not be covered by our insurance policies, each of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition.
Our business is dependent on certain key personnel; if we lose key personnel or are unable to hire additional qualified personnel, our business may be harmed.
The success of our business depends upon our ability to retain continued service of certain key personnel, and to attract and retain additional qualified key personnel in the future. We face risks related to loss of any key personnel and we also face risks related to any changes that may occur in key senior leadership executive positions. Any disruption in the services of our key personnel could make it more difficult to successfully operate our business and achieve our business goals and could adversely affect our results of operation and financial condition. These changes could also increase the volatility of our stock price.
Competition for qualified employees and personnel in the retail industry is intense and we may be unable to retain personnel that are important to our business or hire additional qualified personnel. The process of identifying personnel with the combination of skills and attributes required to carry out our goals is often lengthy. Our success depends to a significant degree upon our ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified management, marketing and sales personnel, and store managers, and upon the continued contributions of these people. In addition, our operations require the services of qualified and experienced management personnel, with expertise in areas including information technology, merchandising, and supply chain management. We cannot assure you that we will be successful in attracting and retaining qualified executives and personnel.
Furthermore, a significant portion of our success depends in part upon our ability to attract, motivate and retain a sufficient number of store and other employees who understand and appreciate our corporate culture and customers. Turnover in the retail industry is generally high. Excessive employee turnover will result in higher employee costs associated with finding, hiring and training new store employees. If we are unable to hire and retain store and other personnel capable of consistently providing a high level of customer service, our ability to open new stores and service the needs of our customers may be impaired, the performance of our existing and new stores and operations could be materially adversely affected and our brand image may be negatively impacted.
An overall decline in the health of the economy and consumer spending may affect consumer purchases of discretionary items, which could reduce demand for our products and materially harm our sales, profitability and financial condition.
Our business depends on consumer demand for our products and, consequently, is sensitive to a number of factors that influence general consumer spending on discretionary items in particular. Factors influencing consumer spending include general economic conditions, consumer disposable income, fuel prices, inflation, recession and fears of recession, unemployment, inclement weather, availability of consumer credit, consumer debt levels, conditions in the housing market, interest rates, sales tax rates and rate increases, sustained periods of inflation, civil disturbances and terrorist activities, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, consumer confidence in future economic and political conditions, natural disasters, and consumer perceptions of personal well‑being and security, including health epidemics or pandemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Prolonged or pervasive economic downturns could slow the pace of new store openings or cause current stores to temporarily or permanently close. Adverse changes in factors affecting discretionary consumer spending have reduced and may continue to further reduce consumer demand for our products, thus reducing our sales and harming our business and operating results.
Historically, because customers consider home furnishings to be postponable purchases, the home furnishings industry has been subject to cyclical variations in the general economy and to uncertainty regarding future economic prospects.
The rise of oil and gasoline prices could affect our profitability.
A significant increase in oil and gasoline prices could adversely affect our profitability. In addition, governmental efforts to combat climate change through reduction of greenhouse gases may result in higher fuel costs through taxation or other means. We deliver substantially all of our customers’ purchases to their homes. Our distribution system, which utilizes three DCs and multiple home delivery centers is very transportation dependent to reach the 22 states we deliver to from our stores across 16 Southern and Midwestern states. If transportation costs exceed amounts we are able to effectively pass on to the consumer, either by higher prices and/or higher delivery charges, then our profitability will suffer.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its contributory effects on the economy or new health related emergencies could adversely impact our business, financial condition, liquidity, capital and results of operations.
While the level of disruption caused by, and the economic impact of, the COVID-19 pandemic lessened in 2022, there is no assurance that the pandemic will not worsen again, included as a result of the emergence of new strains of the virus, or another health related emergency will not emerge. Any worsening of the pandemic, a new health related emergency and their effects on the economy could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
ESG risks could adversely affect our reputation and shareholder, employee, customer and third party relationships and may negatively affect our stock price.
Businesses face increasing public scrutiny related to environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) activities. We risk damage to our brand and reputation if we fail to act responsibly in a number of areas, such as environmental stewardship, including with respect to climate change, human capital management, support for our local communities, corporate governance and transparency, or fail to consider ESG factors in our business operations.
Additionally, investors and shareholder advocates are placing ever increasing emphasis on how corporations address ESG issues in their business strategy when making investment decisions and when developing their investment theses and proxy recommendations. We may incur meaningful costs with respect to our ESG efforts and if such efforts are negatively perceived, our reputation and stock price may suffer.
ITEM 1B. UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
ITEM 2. PROPERTIES
Our retail store space at December 31, 2022 totaled approximately 4.4 million square feet for 122 stores. The following table sets forth the number of stores we operated at December 31, 2022 by state:
|State||Number of Stores||State||Number of Stores|
The 40 retail locations which we owned at December 31, 2022 had a net book value for land and buildings of $67.7 million. The remaining 82 locations are leased by us with various termination dates through 2035 plus renewal options.
We lease all of our distribution facilities except for the Virginia property. Our regional distribution facilities are in the following locations:
|Approximate Square Footage|
|Colonial Heights, Virginia||129,000|
We lease approximately 48,000 square feet on two floors of a suburban mid-rise office building located at 780 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 800, Atlanta, Georgia.
We believe that our facilities are suitable and adequate for present purposes, and that the productive capacity in such facilities is substantially being utilized. For additional information, see “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included in this report under Item 7 of Part II.
ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
The Company is subject to various claims and legal proceedings covering a wide range of matters, including with respect to product liability and personal injury claims, that arise in the ordinary course of its business activities. We currently have no pending claims or legal proceedings that we believe would be reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on our financial condition,results of operations or cash flows. However, there can be no assurance that either future litigation or an unfavorable outcome in existing claims will not have a material impact on our business, reputation, financial position, cash flows or results of operations.
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Our executive officers are elected or appointed annually by the Board of Directors for terms of one year or until their successors are elected and qualified, subject to removal by the Board at any time. The following are the names, ages and current positions of our executive officers and, if they have not held those positions for the past five years, their former positions during that period with Havertys or other companies.
|Name, age and office (as of March 1, 2023) and year elected to office||Principal occupation during last five years other than office of the Company currently held|
|Clarence H. Smith||72|
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
|President and Chief Executive Officer, 2002-March 1, 2021|
|Steven G. Burdette||61||President||2021||Executive Vice President, Operations 2017-March 1, 2021|
Executive Vice President, Stores, 2008-2017
|J. Edward Clary||62||Executive Vice President, and Chief Information Officer||2015||Senior Vice President, Distribution and Chief Information Officer|
|John L. Gill||59||Executive Vice President,|
|2019||Senior Vice President, Merchandising 2018-2019;|
Vice President, Merchandising 2017-2018; Vice President, Operations 2015-2017
|Richard B. Hare||56||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer||2017||Senior Vice President,|
Finance, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Carmike Cinemas, Inc., 2006-2016
|Helen B. Bautista||56||Senior Vice President,|
|2021||Vice President, Marketing for Havertys, 2019-March 1, 2021;|
Senior Vice President Group Account Director, 2018-2019, Vice President Group Account Director 2016-2018, Group Account Director, 2013-2016 all for Fitzco, a McCann World Group Agency
|Kelley A. Fladger||53||Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer||2019||Vice President, Human Resource Services, 2016-2019 and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, 2017-2019 for Perdue Farms, Inc.|
|Rawson Haverty, Jr.||66||Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Development||1988||Has held this position for the last five years|
|Jenny Hill Parker||64||Senior Vice President, Finance, and Corporate Secretary||2019||Senior Vice President, Finance, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary|
|Janet E. Taylor||61||Senior Vice President, General Counsel||2010||Has held this position for the last five years|
Rawson Haverty, Jr. and Clarence H. Smith are first cousins.
ITEM 5. MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
Our stock began trading pubicly in October 1929. We have two classes of common stock which trade on The New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol HVT for our common stock ("Common Stock") and HVT.A for our Class A Common stock ("Class A Common Stock").
Stock Performance Graph
The following graph compares the performance of Havertys’ Common Stock and Class A Common Stock against the cumulative return of the NYSE/AMEX/Nasdaq Home Furnishings & Equipment Stores Index (SIC Codes 5700 – 5799) and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index for the period of five years commencing December 31, 2017 and ending December 31, 2022. The graph assumes an initial investment of $100 on January 1, 2016 and reinvestment of dividends. NOTE: Prepared by Zacks Investment Research, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Copyright 1980-2022. Index Data: Copyright Standard and Poor’s, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
|HVT||$||100.00 ||$||89.99 ||$||100.42 ||$||153.47 ||$||185.11 ||$||194.02 |
|HVT-A||$||100.00 ||$||84.84 ||$||96.58 ||$||153.56 ||$||173.92 ||$||187.58 |
|S&P SmallCap 600 Index||$||100.00 ||$||91.52 ||$||112.37 ||$||125.05 ||$||158.59 ||$||133.06 |
|SIC Codes 5700-5799||$||100.00 ||$||80.95 ||$||123.19 ||$||162.11 ||$||221.19 ||$||143.34 |
Based on the number of individual participants represented by security position listings, there are approximately 12,300 holders of our common stock and 200 holders of our Class A common stock as of February 23, 2023.
We have historically paid and expect to continue to pay for the foreseeable future, quarterly cash dividends on our Common Stock and Class A Common Stock. The payment of dividends and the amount are determined by the Board of Directors and depend upon, among other factors, our earnings, operations, financial condition, capital requirements and general business outlook at the time such dividends are considered. We have paid a cash dividend in each year since 1935. Our credit agreement includes covenants that may restrict our ability to pay dividends. For more information, see Note 5, “Credit Arrangement,” and Note 9, “Stockholders’ Equity,” in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
Equity Compensation Plans
For information regarding securities authorized for issuance under our equity compensation plans, see Part III, Item 12, “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.”
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
The board of directors has authorized management, at its discretion, to purchase and retire limited amounts of our Common Stock and Class A Common Stock. A program was initially approved by the board on November 3, 1986 and the board has subsequently authorized additional amounts for repurchase. The stock repurchase program has no expiration date but may be terminated by our board at any time.
We did not make any repurchases of Havertys' common stock during the fourth quarter of 2022. We made cash payments of approximately $30.0 million for repurchases of approximately 1.1 million shares of our Common Stock through open market purchases during 2022. There is approximately $20.0 million at December 31, 2022 that may yet be purchased under the existing authorization.
ITEM 6. RESERVED
ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The retail residential furniture industry’s results are influenced by the overall strength of the economy, new and existing housing sales, consumer confidence, spending on large ticket items, interest rates, and availability of credit. These factors remain tempered by impediments to industry growth, such as inflation, higher interest rates, rising consumer debt, home inventory constraints, and tight access to home mortgage credit.
We sell home furnishings in our retail stores and via our website and record revenue when the products are delivered to our customer. Our products are selected to appeal to a middle to upper-middle income consumer across a variety of styles. Our commissioned sales team members receive a high level of product training and are provided a number of tools with which to serve our customers. We also have over 110 in‑home designers serving most of our stores. These individuals work with our sales team members to provide customers
additional confidence and inspiration in their furniture purchase journey. We do not outsource the delivery function, something common in the industry, but instead ensure that the “last contact” is handled by a customer-oriented Havertys delivery team. We are recognized as a provider of high-quality fashionable products and exceptional service in the markets we serve.
Management is focused on capturing more market share and increasing sales per square foot of showroom space. This growth will be driven by concentrating our efforts on our customers, with improved interactions highlighted by new products, high-touch service and better technology. In addition, our growth strategy includes the expansion of our retail operations to increase our footprint within our distribution network. The Company’s strategies for profitability include gross margin focus, targeted marketing initiatives, productivity and process improvements, and efficiency and cost-saving measures. Our focus is to serve our customers better and distinguish ourselves in the marketplace.
Key Performance Indicators
We evaluate our performance based on several key metrics which include net sales, comparable store sales and written comparable store sales; sales per weighted average square foot; gross profit, selling, general and administrative costs as a percentage of sales; operating income; cash flow; and earnings per share. The goal of utilizing these measurements is to provide tools for economic decision-making, including decisions related to store growth, capital allocation and product pricing.
Net sales is the revenue from merchandise sales and related fees, net of expected returns and sales tax. We record our sales when the merchandise is delivered to the customer.
Comparable-store or “comp-store” sales is a measure which indicates the performance of our existing stores and website by comparing the growth in sales in store and online for a particular month over the corresponding month in the prior year. Stores are considered non-comparable if they were not open during the corresponding month in the prior year or if the selling square footage has been changed by more than 10%. Large clearance sales events from warehouses or temporary locations are also excluded from comparable store sales. The method we use to compute comp-store sales may not be the same method used by other retailers.
We also track written sales and written comp-store sales. Written sales reflect those instances when a customer makes a deposit or pays in full when placing an order. Written sales shows the current pace or trend of customer transactions. The lag time between customers' order placement and delivery grew in 2020 and remained high during 2021 and continued through mid-2022 due to disruptions in supply chain and demand that outpaced merchandise supply. As a retailer, comp‑store sales and written comp‑store sales are an indicator of relative customer spending and store performance. Comp-store sales, total written sales and written comp-store sales are intended only as supplemental information and are not a substitute for net sales presented in accordance with US GAAP.
Sales per weighted average (“WAVG”) square foot is calculated by dividing net sales by WAVG square footage. WAVG square footage is a daily WAVG based on the ratio of the days open in a period to the total days in the period.
Results of Operations and Non-GAAP Measures
The table and discussion below should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes included in this report.
|Statement of Earnings Data|
Year Ended December 31,
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)||2022||2021|
|Net sales||$||1,047,215 ||$||1,012,799 ||$||748,252 ||$||802,291 ||$||817,733 |
|Gross profit||604,224 ||574,625 ||418,994 ||434,488 ||446,542 |
|Percent of net sales||57.7 ||%||56.7 ||%||56.0 ||%||54.2 ||%||54.6 ||%|
Selling, general and administrative expenses(2)
|486,298 ||456,267 ||377,288 ||407,456 ||404,856 |
|Percent of net sales||46.4 ||%||45.1 ||%||50.4 ||%||50.8 ||%||49.5 ||%|
Income before income taxes(2)(3)
|119,501 ||118,535 ||76,731 ||28,724 ||40,408 |
|Percent of net sales||11.4 ||%||11.7 ||%||10.3 ||%||3.6 ||%||4.9 ||%|
|89,358 ||90,803 ||59,148 ||21,865 ||30,307 |
|Percent of net sales||8.5 ||%||9.0 ||%||7.9 ||%||2.7 ||%||3.7 ||%|
Diluted earnings per Common share(2)(3)
|$||5.24 ||$||4.90 ||$||3.12 ||$||1.08 ||$||1.42 |
|Cash dividends – per share:|
|$||2.06 ||$||2.97 ||$||2.77 ||$||0.76 ||$||1.72 |
Class A Common Stock(4)
|$||1.96 ||$||2.79 ||$||2.62 ||$||0.72 ||$||1.63 |
|Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding||17,038 ||18,543 ||18,932 ||20,261 ||21,295 |
|Balance Sheet Data|
|Total assets||$||649,049 ||$||686,290 ||$||680,372 ||$||560,072 ||$||440,179 |
|Inventories||118,333 ||112,031 ||89,908 ||104,817 ||105,840 |
Net property and equipment(5)
|137,475 ||126,099 ||108,366 ||156,534 ||218,852 |
|Right-of-use lease assets||207,390 ||222,356 ||228,749 ||175,474 ||— |
|Lease liabilities||221,287 ||230,352 ||233,666 ||179,055 ||— |
|Customer deposits||47,969 ||98,897 ||86,183 ||30,121 ||24,465 |
|— ||— ||— ||— ||50,803 |
|Stockholders’ Equity||289,399 ||255,970 ||252,967 ||260,503 ||274,629 |
|Statement of Cash Flows Data|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||$||51,015 ||$||97,242 ||$||130,191 ||$||63,419 ||$||70,392 |
Depreciation and amortization(5)
|16,926 ||16,304 ||18,207 ||20,596 ||29,806 |
|Capital expenditures||28,411 ||34,090 ||10,927 ||16,841 ||21,473 |
|Dividends paid||33,948 ||52,446 ||50,521 ||15,056 ||35,464 |
|Share repurchases||29,998 ||41,809 ||19,708 ||29,757 ||18,732 |
|Other Supplemental Data and Metrics|
|Number of stores||122 ||121 ||120 ||121 ||120 |
|Retail square footage at year-end||4,363 ||4,354 ||4,352 ||4,426 ||4,417 |
|Sales per WAVG retail square foot ||$||256 ||$||232 ||$||173 ||$||183 ||$||185 |
Average ticket (7)
|$||3,171 ||$||2,865 ||$||2,482 ||$||2,323 ||$||2,184 |
|Net sales increases (%)||3.4 ||%||35.4 ||%||(6.7)||%||(1.9)||%||(0.3)||%|
|Comparable store sales increase (%)||3.4 ||%||17.9 ||%||5.0 ||%||(1.4)||%||0.3 ||%|
|Employees||2,831 ||2,845 ||2,766 ||3,425 ||3,418 |
(1)Stores were closed and delivery operations were paused for approximately six weeks due to COVID-19.
(2)Includes impairment loss of $2.4 million, or $1.8 million after tax, on a retail store in 2019 which impacted diluted earnings per share $0.09.
(3)Includes gain of $31.6 million on a sale-leaseback transaction in 2020 which impacted diluted earnings per share $1.24.
(4)Includes special dividends of $1.00 for Common Stock and $0.95 for Class A Common Stock paid in the fourth quarter of 2022, $2.00 for Common Stock and $1.90 for Class A Common Stock paid in the fourth quarter of 2021 and 2020 and $1.00 for Common Stock and $0.95 for Class A Common Stock paid in the fourth quarter of 2018.
(5)We adopted ASC 840 effective January 1, 2019. The cumulative effect included a reduction of property and equipment, net of $53,519,000. Amortization of buildings under lease was included in depreciation expense.
(6)Debt is comprised completely of lease obligations accounted for under ASC 840, prior to adoption of ASU 2016-02.
(7)Average ticket is calculated by dividing total sales by the number of orders.
The following outlines our sales and comp-store sales increases and decreases for the periods indicated. (Amounts and percentages may not always add to totals due to rounding.)
|Q1||$||238.9 ||1.0 ||%||0.2 ||%||$||236.5 ||31.8 ||%||11.5 ||%||$||179.4 ||(4.2)||%||11.6 ||%|
|Q2||253.2 ||1.3 ||1.1 ||250.0 ||127.3 ||46.9 ||110.0 ||(42.7)||(15.2)|
|Q3||274.5 ||5.4 ||6.3 ||260.4 ||19.7 ||17.7 ||217.5 ||3.9 ||4.0 |
|Q4||280.6 ||5.5 ||5.7 ||265.9 ||10.2 ||9.2 ||241.3 ||12.9 ||13.7 |
|Year||$||1,047.2 ||3.4 ||%||3.4 ||%||$||1,012.8 ||35.4 ||%||17.9 ||%||$||748.3 ||(6.7)||%||5.0 ||%|
Sales in 2022 set new records, with each quarter exceeding the comparable prior period quarter. We restored our normal operating level of inventory as supply chain issues abated in the second half of the year. This trend benefited our net sales, as we were able to deliver both new and previously written orders (or "backlog") during this period, which offset the slowing pace of new written orders. Consumers have returned to their historical shopping patterns of concentrating spending around traditional holiday events. We have had declines in in-store traffic particularly outside these peak periods. Our written business was down 8.8% compared to the extraordinary pace set in 2021. Our sales associates and design consultants are providing excellent service to each customer, and average ticket value was up 10.7% over last year. Design consultant engagement increased in 2022 and accounted for 24.% of our 2022 business, with an average ticket of $5,990. Merchandise sales for most categories have returned to their historical percentages of total sales, with the exception of mattresses. (See Note 2, "Revenues and Segment Reporting" of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements).
Sales in 2021 set a record pace as furniture demand remained strong despite ongoing COVID-19 concerns and supply chain challenges. The comparisons to 2020 reflect the impact of our store closures in mid‑March and re-opening on May 1, 2020, and the surge in business that followed. In response to increasing product and freight costs, we raised our retail prices. The impact of the supply chain disruptions is reflected in our sales by merchandise category. Our mattress and bedroom furniture sales were particularly affected by such supply chain disruptions. Sales of upholstery in 2021 increased 37.3% as a result of our upholstery suppliers making good strides towards meeting demand with increased production. Sales in this category increased 60 basis points as a percent of total sales over 2020 levels. COVID-19 concerns continued to affect sales generated by our in-home designers in 2021, and such sales, as a percent of our total sales remained at the 2020 level of 22.8% for 2021.
Our ability to deliver customer orders improved in 2021 compared to 2020 but was still longer than pre-pandemic time frames. Manufacturers began to recover from raw material shortages but were still challenged by labor shortages and disruptions in transportation logistics. Our warehouse and delivery operations adjusted due to personnel shortages. Due to staffing constraints, time between purchase and delivery lengthened from our pre-pandemic average of 3 to 5 days for in-stock items to 1 to 2 weeks. We added additional team members and during the last quarter of 2021, purchases of in-stock product were generally delivered within 3 to 5 days. The disruptions to our supply chain resulted in lower inventory, and for out‑of‑stock merchandise, delivery times ran 8 to 12 weeks. Our vendor partners for special order products continued to experience delays with delivery of these orders averaging 12 to 20 weeks.
Sales in 2020 were impacted by COVID-19. Our written sales suffered during the first weeks of March as information and news coverage concerning the pandemic increased. We closed our stores and paused operations mid-March. We enacted our business continuity plan in April which anticipated continued low levels of sales. Most stores reopened on May 1 with approximately 76% of their original staff, store hours were reduced 17%, and delivery capacity was also reduced. Our business was very strong upon reopening; total
written sales for the two months ended June 30, 2020 were up 13.9%; and written comparable store sales were up 17.5% compared to the same two-month period in 2019. Our written sales remained strong during the third quarter of 2020, with total written sales up 22.8% and written comparable store sales up 22.6% over the same period in 2019. Our written sales in the fourth quarter were up 16.7%, and written comp-store sales rose 17.5%.
Our delivery capacity in 2020 was intentionally reduced as part of our business continuity plan. Deliveries resumed on May 5, 2020, with reduced personnel and capacity and total sales from May 5 through June 30, 2020 were down 13.4% compared with the same period of 2019. Demand quickly began to outpace supply, and we worked during the third quarter to increase our inventory levels and delivery capacity. We adjusted our operations during the third quarter, adding additional personnel, and worked with our vendors to accelerate orders.
Revenues by product category as a percentage of net sales in 2020 increased over 2019 by 220 basis points in upholstery sales and by 60 basis points in home office due to “nesting” buying, and our mattress business declined 160 basis points due to supply-chain disruption caused by COVID-19. Our in-home designer sales were hampered during 2020 but were 22.8% of our total sales compared to 25.3% in 2019. Total sales for 2020 decreased $54.0 million, or 6.7% compared to 2019. Our comp-store sales, which includes online sales, increased 5.0%, or $32.7 million, in 2020 compared to 2019. The remaining $86.8 million of the change was primarily from our store closures in March through April and from new, closed and otherwise non-comparable stores.
We cannot predict the impact of inflation, rising interest rates, market volatility, and geopolitical concerns on consumer spending on home furnishings. We believe we benefit from our footprint that covers many of the fastest-growing markets in the country. In addition, we have improved our customers’ online experience and continue to deploy targeted marketing efforts. We believe that our existing stores are well-positioned in their respective markets and plan to open additional locations during the year. We believe that our offerings of on-trend merchandise, knowledgeable salespeople, free in-home design service, and special-order capabilities help make us a market leader in the residential furniture industry and will continue to strengthen our business in the year ahead.
Our cost of goods sold consists primarily of the purchase price of the merchandise together with inbound freight, handling within our distribution centers and transportation costs to the local markets we serve. Our gross profit is primarily dependent upon vendor pricing, the mix of products sold and promotional pricing activity. Substantially all of our occupancy and home delivery costs are included in selling, general and administrative expenses as is a portion of our warehousing expenses. Accordingly, our gross profit may not be comparable to those entities that include some of these expenses in cost of goods sold.
Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 57.7% in 2022 compared to 56.7% in 2021. The increase of 100 basis points was primarily due to merchandise price increases and disciplined discounting which offset product cost and freight increases. The use of the LIFO method generated a $10.8 million charge in 2022 versus $12.3 million in 2021.
Gross profit as a percentage of net sales was 56.7% in 2021 compared to 56.0% in 2020. The increase was primarily due to merchandise price increases and disciplined discounting offsetting product cost and freight increases.The use of the LIFO method generated a $12.3 million charge in 2021 versus $0.6 million in 2020, or a negative 110 basis points impact to the total gross profit change.
Our expectations for 2023 are for annual gross profit margins of approximately 58.0% to 58.5%. This assumes changes in merchandise and freight costs and their impact on the LIFO reserve.
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
SG&A expenses are comprised of five categories: selling, occupancy, delivery and certain warehousing costs, advertising, and administrative. Selling expenses are primarily comprised of compensation of sales team members and sales support staff, and fees paid to credit card and third-party finance companies. Occupancy costs include rents, depreciation charges, insurance and property taxes, repairs and maintenance expense and utility costs. Delivery costs include personnel, fuel costs, and depreciation and rental charges for rolling stock.
Warehouse costs include supplies, depreciation, and rental charges for equipment. Advertising expenses are primarily media production and space expenditures, direct mail costs, market research expenses and agency fees. Administrative expenses are comprised of compensation costs for store personnel exclusive of sales team members, information systems, executive, accounting, merchandising, advertising, supply chain, real estate and human resource departments.
We classify our SG&A expenses as either variable or fixed and discretionary. Our variable expenses include the costs in the selling and delivery categories and certain warehouse expenses as these amounts will generally move in tandem with our level of sales. The remaining categories and expenses are classified as fixed and discretionary because these costs do not fluctuate with sales.
The following table outlines our SG&A expenses by classification:
|Variable||$||193,675 ||18.5 ||%||$||173,810 ||17.2 ||%||$||135,286 ||18.1 ||%|
|Fixed and discretionary||292,623 ||27.9 ||282,457 ||27.9 ||242,002 ||32.3 |
|$||486,298 ||46.4 ||%||$||456,267 ||45.1 ||%||$||377,288 ||50.4 ||%|
Our SG&A dollars as a percent of sales increased to 46.4% in 2022 from 45.1% in 2021. Advertising expenditures increased approximately $2.3 million. Our selling expenses increased $13.5 million primarily from increased sales commissions, benefits, and third-party financing costs. Our occupancy costs increased $2.7 million due to increases in utilities, state and local taxes, and repairs and maintenance. Warehouse, delivery, and transportation expenses rose $6.9 million from 2021 driven by higher personnel and fuel costs. Administrative expense increased $4.7 million primarily from increased wages and related expense and higher travel costs that were partly offset by lower group health insurance expense.
Our SG&A dollars as a percent of sales decreased to 45.1% in 2021 from 50.4% in 2020. We were able to leverage our fixed and discretionary costs as we achieved record sales throughout the year. We increased our advertising spend $9.5 million in 2021 to $49.3 million. Our occupancy costs increased $3.9 million, driven by greater rent expense - primarily for the distribution facilities in the sale-leaseback in 2020 - and higher utilities and repairs and maintenance that were partly offset by lower depreciation expense. Warehouse and transportation expense rose $10.6 million on higher salaries and benefits, and temporary labor costs and $4.2 million in accessorial and demurrage fees. Administrative expense increased $18.9 million, primarily from increased wages and related costs, higher amortization expense on performance stock awards, and increased incentive compensation costs.
Fixed and discretionary expenses within SG&A are expected to be in the $292.0 to $295.0 million range for 2023. We anticipate higher costs in 2023 due to rising inflationary pressures and additional costs associated with new stores. Fixed and discretionary expenses are expected to be at similar quarterly levels in 2022 as in 2021, as adjusted for the overall increases.
Variable costs within SG&A for 2023 are expected to be between 19.5% and 19.7% as a percent of sales. This increase is primarily driven by wage inflation and higher delivery and third-party financing costs.
Interest (Income) Expense, Net
We earned $1.4 million more interest income in 2022 than in 2021 due to higher rates.
Provision for Income Taxes
Our effective tax rate was 25.2% in 2022, 23.4% in 2021 and 22.9% in 2020. The rates vary from the U.S. federal statutory rate primarily due to state income taxes. The rates in 2022, 2021 and 2020 also benefited from the recognition of state tax credits of $899,000, $481,000 and $1,206,000, respectively. See Note 7, “Income Taxes” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further information about our income taxes.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Year
At December 31, 2022, we had $123.1 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $6.8 million in restricted cash equivalents. See Note 1 to our consolidated financial statements for further discussion of our restricted cash equivalents. We believe that our current cash position, cash flow generated from operations, funds available from our credit agreement, and access to the long-term debt capital markets should be sufficient for our operating requirements and to enable us to fund our capital expenditures, dividend payments, and lease obligations through the next several years. In addition, we believe we have the ability to obtain alternative sources of financing. We expect capital expenditures of approximately $28.0 million in 2023.
At December 31, 2022, we had a $80.0 million revolving credit facility (the "Credit Agreement") with a bank. The Credit Agreement matures October 24, 2027. See Note 5, “Credit Arrangement” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for information about our Credit Agreement.
We use operating leases to fund a portion of our real estate, including our stores, distribution centers, and store support space.
At December 31, 2022, we had aggregate lease obligations of $221.3 million, with $34.4 million payable within 12 months. Aggregate lease obligations include $2.8 million related to leases not yet commenced. See Note 8, “Leases” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of our operating leases.
In August 2022, our Board of Directors authorized additional amounts under a share repurchase program. We made cash payments of $30.0 million for repurchases of 1.1 million shares of our Common Stock through open market purchases during 2022 and there is approximately $20.0 million at December 31, 2022 that may yet be purchased under the existing authorization.
Cash Flows Summary
Operating Activities. Cash flow generated from operations provides us with a significant source of liquidity. Our operating cash flows result primarily from cash received from our customers, offset by cash payments we make for products and services, employee compensation, operations, and occupancy costs.
Cash provided by or used in operating activities is also subject to changes in working capital. Working capital at any specific point in time is subject to many variables, including seasonality, inventory selection, the timing of cash receipts and payments, and vendor payment terms.
Net cash provided by operating activities in 2022 was $51.0 million driven primarily by net income of $89.4 million and non-cash adjustments to net income of $25.8 million consisting primarily of depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation expense, and by working capital changes driven primarily by a $50.9 million reduction in customer deposits.
Net cash provided by operating activities in 2021 was $97.2 million driven primarily by net income of $90.8 million and non-cash adjustments to net income of $25.5 million consisting primarily of depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation expense, and by working capital inflows driven primarily by customer deposits and outflows for inventory turnover and timing of inventory purchases.
Investing Activities. Cash used in investing activities in 2022 consisted primarily of $28.4 million of capital expenditures.
Cash used in investing activities in 2021 primarily reflected $34.1 million of capital expenditures.
Financing Activities. Cash used in financing activities in 2022 consisted primarily of $17.9 million of quarterly cash dividends, $16.1 of special cash dividends, and $30.0 million of share repurchases.
Cash used in financing activities in 2021 primarily reflected $17.4 million of quarterly cash dividends, $35.0 million of special cash dividends, and $41.8 million of share repurchases.
We have no short-term borrowings or funded debt. The following summarizes our contractual obligations and commercial commitments as of December 31, 2022 (in thousands):
|Payments Due or Expected by Period|
|$||273,983 ||$||45,427 ||$||77,893 ||$||58,500 ||$||92,163 |
|533 ||119 ||226 ||— ||188 |
|Purchase orders||88,127 ||88,127 ||— ||— ||— |
Total contractual obligations(3)
|$||362,643 ||$||133,673 ||$||78,119 ||$||58,500 ||$||92,351 |
(1)These amounts are for our undiscounted lease obligations recorded in our consolidated balance sheets, as lease liabilities. For additional information about our leases, refer to Note 8, “Leases” of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
(2)Lease concessions related to the impact of COVID-19. For additional information about our leases, refer to Note 8, “Leases” of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
(3)The contractual obligations do not include any amounts related to retirement benefits. For additional information about our plans, refer to Note 10, “Benefit Plans” of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Store Expansion and Capital Expenditures
We have entered new markets and made continued improvements and relocations of our store base. The following outlines the change in our selling square footage for each of the three years ended December 31 (square footage in thousands):
|Year end balances||122||4,363||121||4,354||120||4,352|
The following table summarizes our store activity in 2022 and plans for 2023.
|Location||Opening (Closing) Quarter|
Actual or Planned
|Location to be announced||Q-4-23|
|Location to be announced||Q-4-23||Open|
Assuming the new stores open and existing stores closed as planned, the above activity and other changes should increase net selling space in 2023 approximately 2.2% over 2022.
Our investing activities in stores and operations in 2022, 2021 and 2020 and planned outlays for 2023 are categorized in the table below. Capital expenditures for stores in the years noted do not necessarily coincide with the years in which the stores open.
|(Approximate in thousands)||Proposed 2023||2022||2021||2020|
New or replacement stores(1)
|$||9,700 ||$||7,700 ||$||7,000 ||$||1,000 |
|Remodels/expansions||2,900 ||4,400 ||4,300 ||600 |
|Other improvements||6,700 ||6,600 ||4,500 ||3,200 |
|Total stores||19,300 ||18,700 ||15,800 ||4,800 |
|5,800 ||6,900 ||15,300 ||3,600 |
|Information technology||2,500 ||2,800 ||3,000 ||2,500 |
|Total||$||27,600 ||$||28,400 ||$||34,100 ||$||10,900 |
(1)In 2021 we purchased one retail location and one distribution facility that were previously leased.
Critical Accounting Estimates and Assumptions
Our discussion and analysis is based upon our consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, and related disclosures. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, and evaluate our estimates and judgments required by our policies on an ongoing basis and update them as appropriate based on changing conditions.
Accounting estimates are considered critical if both of the following conditions are met: (a) the nature of the estimates or assumptions is material because of the levels of subjectivity and judgment needed to account for matters that are highly uncertain and susceptible to change and (b) the effect of the estimates and assumptions is material to the financial statements.
We have reviewed our accounting estimates, and none were deemed to be considered critical for the accounting periods presented.
ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Market risk represents the potential loss arising from adverse changes in the value of financial instruments. The risk of loss is assessed based on the likelihood of adverse changes in fair values, cash flows or future earnings.
In the ordinary course of business, we are exposed to various market risks, including fluctuations in interest rates. Our exposure to interest rate risk relates to the interest income generated by cash, cash equivalents, and interest expense on the Credit Facility. The primary objective of our investment policy is to preserve principal while maximizing income without significantly increasing risk. We do not believe that an increase or decrease in interest rates of 100 basis points would have a material effect on our operating results or financial condition. During 2022 and 2021, we had no outstanding borrowings under our Credit Agreement (as discussed in Note 5 to the Consolidated Financial Statements), which bears interest based on variable rates.
ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
The report of our independent registered public accounting firm, the Consolidated Financial Statements of Havertys and the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, and the supplementary financial information called for by this Item 8, are set forth on pages F-1 to F-22 of this report. Specific financial statements and supplementary data can be found at the pages listed in the following index:
ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
(a)Disclosure Controls and Procedures. Our management has evaluated, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s “disclosure controls and procedures” (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, our CEO and CFO concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective for the purpose of providing reasonable assurance that the information we must disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act (i) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (ii) is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its CEO and CFO, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.
(b)Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting. Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rule 13a-15(f) of the Exchange Act. Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our CEO and CFO, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting based upon the framework in Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (2013 framework). Based on that evaluation, our management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting is effective as of December 31, 2022.
Attestation Report of the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. Grant Thornton LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, has audited the consolidated financial statements included in this annual report on Form 10-K and, as part of their audit, has issued their report, included herein, on the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting.
(c)Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting. During the fourth quarter of 2022, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that have affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
Board of Directors and Stockholders
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
Opinion on internal control over financial reporting
We have audited the internal control over financial reporting of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (a Maryland Corporation) and subsidiary (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2022, based on criteria established in the 2013 Internal Control—Integrated Framework 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 December 31, 2022, based on criteria established in the 2013 Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by COSO.
We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (“PCAOB”), the consolidated financial statements of the Company as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022, and our report dated March 8, 2023 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/ GRANT THORNTON LLP
March 8, 2023
ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 9C. DISCLOSURE REGARDING FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS THAT PREVENT INSPECTIONS
ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
We have adopted a Code of Conduct (the “Code”) for our directors, officers (including our principal executive officer, and principal financial and accounting officer) and team members. The Code is available on our website at www.ir.havertys.com. In the event we amend or waive any provisions of the Code applicable to our principal executive officer or principal financial and accounting officer, we will disclose the same by filing a Form 8-K. The information contained on or connected to our Internet website is not incorporated by reference into this annual report on Form 10-K and should not be considered part of this or any other report that we file or furnish to the SEC.
We provide some information about our executive officers in Part I of this report under the heading “Information about our Executive Officers.” The remaining information called for by this item is incorporated by reference to “Proposal 1: Nominees for Election by Holders of Class A Common Stock and Nominees for Election by Holders of Common Stock,” “Corporate Governance,” “Committees of the Board” and “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions – Delinquent Section 16(a) Reports” in our 2023 Proxy Statement.
ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
The information contained in our 2023 Proxy Statement with respect to executive compensation and transactions under the heading “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” is incorporated herein by reference in response to this item.
ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
The information contained in our 2023 Proxy Statement with respect to the ownership of Common Stock and Class A Common Stock by certain beneficial owners and management, and with respect to our compensation plans under which equity securities are authorized for issuance under the headings “Ownership by our Directors and Management” and “Equity Compensation Plan Information,” is incorporated herein by reference in response to this item.
For purposes of determining the aggregate market value of our Common Stock and Class A Common Stock held by non-affiliates, shares held by all directors and executive officers have been excluded. The exclusion of such shares is not intended to, and shall not, constitute a determination as to which persons or entities may be “affiliates” as defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
The information contained in our 2023 Proxy Statement with respect to certain relationships, related party transactions and director independence under the headings “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions” and “Corporate Governance – Governance Guidelines and Policies – Director Independence” is incorporated herein by reference in response to this item.
ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES
The information under the heading “Audit Matters” in our 2023 Proxy Statement is incorporated herein by reference to this item.
ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
(a)The following documents are filed as part of this report:
Consolidated Balance Sheets – December 31, 2022 and 2021.
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income – Years ended December 31, 2022, 2021, and 2020.
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity – Years ended December 31, 2022, 2021, and 2020.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows – Years ended December 31, 2022, 2021, and 2020.
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(2)Financial Statement Schedule.
The following financial statement schedule of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. is filed as part of this Report and should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements:
Schedule II – Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
All other schedules have been omitted because they are inapplicable, or the required information is included in the Consolidated Financial Statements or notes thereto.
Our SEC File Number is 1-14445 for all exhibits filed with the Securities Exchange Act reports.
|10.1|Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. and Havertys Credit Services, Inc., as the Borrowers, SunTrust Bank, as the Issuing Bank and Administrative Agent and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. as Lead Arranger, dated September 1, 2011 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our 2011 Third Quarter Form 10-Q). First Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated March 31, 2016 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our 2016 First Quarter Form 10‑Q); Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among Haverty Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Charter of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. effective May 2006 Furniture Companies, Inc. and Havertys Credit Services, Inc., as the Borrowers, and SunTrust Bank, as the Issuing Bank and Administrative Agent (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our 2019 Third Quarter Form 10-Q). Third Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. and Havertys Credit Services, Inc. as Borrowers, and Truist Bank (successor by merger to SunTrust Bank) as the Issuing Bank and Administrative Agent (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 20, 2020). Fourth Amendment to Amended and Restated Credit Agreement by and among Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. and Havertys Credit Services, Inc., as the Borrowers, Truist Bank (as successor to SunTrust Bank), as the Administrative Agent and Issuing Bank and Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger (as successor to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc,), dated September 1, 2011 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our 2022 Third Quarter Form 10-Q).
|10.2|Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., Class A Shareholders Agreement (the “Agreement”), made as of June 5, 2012, by and among, Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., Villa Clare Partners, L.P., Clarence H. Smith, H5, L.P., Rawson Haverty, Jr., Ridge Partners, L.P. and Frank S. McGaughey (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Form 8-K filed June 8, 2012); Parties added to the Agreement and Revised Annex I as of November 1, 2012 – Marital Trust FOB Margaret M. Haverty and Marital Trust B FOB Margaret M. Haverty; Parties added to the Agreement as of December 11, 2012 – Margaret Munnerlyn Haverty Revocable Trust (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our First Quarter 2013 Form 10-Q); Parties added to the Agreement as of July 5, 2013 – Richard McGaughey (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Second Quarter 2013 Form 10-Q). Amendment to Class A Shareholders Agreement, as of December 30, 2016 removing Ridge Partners, L.P. and Frank S. McGaughey (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2.1 to our 2016 Form 10-K); Parties added to the Agreement as of May 1, 2019 – H5-MHG, LLC, H5-JMH, LLC, H5-JRH, LLC, H5-MEH, LLC, H5-BMH, LLC (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 to H5, L.P.’s Schedule 13 D/A filed May 22, 2019).
|10.15|Lease Agreement dated July 26, 2001; Amendment No. 1 dated November 2001 and Amendment No. 2 dated July 29, 2002 between Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. as Tenant and John W. Rooker, LLC as Landlord (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our 2002 Third Quarter Form 10-Q). Amendment No. 3 dated July 29, 2005 and Amendment No. 4 dated January 22, 2006 between Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. as Tenant and ELFP Jackson, LLC as successor in interest to John W. Rooker, LLC as Landlord (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15.1 to our 2006 Form 10-K). Fifth Amendment entered into as of December 3, 2018 to Lease Agreement dated July 26, 2001, as amended by and between 1090 Broadway Avenue Distribution Investors, LLC, as successor in interest to ELFP Jackson, LLC as Landlord and Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., as Tenant. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.21.1 to our 2018 Form 10-K).
|10.19|Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 18, 2020 between Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (“Seller”), and HF Coppel TX Landlord, LLC, HF Lakeland FL Landlord, LLC and HF Colonial Heights VA Landlord, LLC (each a “Buyer” and collectively, the “Buyers”) (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 20, 2020).
|101||The following financial information from our Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, formatted in inline XBRL: (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, (ii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the years ended December 31, 2022, 2021 and 2020, (iii) Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the years ended December 31, 2022, 2021 and 2020, (iv) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow for the years ended December 31, 2022, 2021 and 2020, and (v) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).|
+ Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement required to be filed as exhibits pursuant to Item 15(b) of Form 10-K.
# Furnished herewith.
ITEM 16. FORM 10-K SUMMARY
REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
Board of Directors and Stockholders
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
Opinion on the financial statements
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. (a Maryland corporation) and subsidiary (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2022 and 2021, the related consolidated statements of comprehensive income, changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2022, and the related notes and financial statement schedule included under Item 15(a) (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 December 31, 2022 and 2021, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 2022, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
We also have 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 December 31, 2022, based on criteria established in the 2013 Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”), and our report dated March 8, 2023 expressed an unqualified opinion.
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
Critical audit matters are matters 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. We determined that there are no critical audit matters.
/s/ GRANT THORNTON LLP
We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2016.
March 8, 2023
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|(In thousands, except per share data)||2022||2021|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||123,126 ||$||166,146 |
|Restricted cash equivalents||6,804 ||6,716 |
|Inventories||118,333 ||112,031 |
|Prepaid expenses||9,707 ||12,418 |
|Other current assets||18,283 ||11,746 |
|Total current assets||276,253 ||309,057 |
|Property and equipment, net||137,475 ||126,099 |
|Right-of-use lease assets||207,390 ||222,356 |
|Deferred income taxes||15,501 ||16,375 |
|Other assets||12,430 ||12,403 |
|Total assets||$||649,049 ||$||686,290 |
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Accounts payable||$||23,345 ||$||31,235 |
|Customer deposits||47,969 ||98,897 |
|Accrued liabilities||48,676 ||46,664 |
|Current lease liabilities||34,442 ||33,581 |
|Total current liabilities||154,432 ||210,377 |
|Noncurrent lease liabilities||186,845 ||196,771 |
|Other liabilities||18,373 ||23,172 |
|Total liabilities||359,650 ||430,320 |
Capital Stock, par value $1 per share
Preferred Stock, Authorized – 1,000 shares; Issued: None
Common Stock, Authorized – 50,000 shares; Issued: 2022– 30,006; 2021 – 29,907
|30,006 ||29,907 |
Convertible Class A Common Stock, Authorized – 15,000 shares; Issued: 2022 – 1,806; 2021 – 1,809
|1,806 ||1,809 |
|Additional paid-in capital||108,706 ||102,572 |
|Retained earnings||398,393 ||342,983 |
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(756)||(2,293)|
Treasury stock at cost – Common Stock (2022 – 15,140; 2021 – 14,069) and Convertible Class A Common Stock (2022 and 2021 – 522)
|Total stockholders’ equity||289,399 ||255,970 |
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||649,049 ||$||686,290 |
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Year Ended December 31,
|(In thousands, except per share data)||2022||2021||2020|
|Net sales||$||1,047,215 ||$||1,012,799 ||$||748,252 |
|Cost of goods sold||442,990 ||438,174 ||329,258 |
|Gross profit||604,225 ||574,625 ||418,994 |
|Selling, general and administrative||486,298 ||456,267 ||377,288 |
|Other expense (income), net||44 ||54 ||(34,899)|
|Total expenses||486,342 ||456,321 ||342,389 |
|Income before interest and income taxes||117,883 ||118,304 ||76,605 |
|Interest income, net||1,618 ||231 ||126 |
|Income before income taxes||119,501 ||118,535 ||76,731 |
|Income tax expense||30,143 ||27,732 ||17,583 |
|Net income||$||89,358 ||$||90,803 ||$||59,148 |
|Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:|
Defined benefit pension plan adjustments; net of tax expense (benefit) of $513, $89 and $(159)
|$||1,537 ||$||267 ||$||(473)|
|Comprehensive income||$||90,895 ||$||91,070 ||$||58,675 |
|Basic earnings per share:|
|Common Stock||$||5.43 ||$||5.06 ||$||3.18 |
|Class A Common Stock||$||5.17 ||$||4.75 ||$||3.04 |
|Diluted earnings per share:|
|Common Stock||$||5.24 ||$||4.90 ||$||3.12 |
|Class A Common Stock||$||5.07 ||$||4.69 ||$||3.04 |
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Year Ended December 31,
|(In thousands, except per share data)||2022||2021||2020|
|Common Stock:|| || || |
|Beginning balance||29,907 ||$||29,907 ||29,600 ||$||29,600 ||29,431 ||$||29,431 |
|Conversion of Class A Common Stock||3 ||3 ||187 ||187 ||58 ||58 |
|Stock compensation transactions, net||96 ||96 ||120 ||120 ||111 ||111 |
|Ending balance||30,006 ||30,006 ||29,907 ||29,907 ||29,600 ||29,600 |
|Class A Common Stock:|| || || || || || |
|Beginning balance||1,809 ||1,809 ||1,996 ||1,996 ||2,054 ||2,054 |
|Conversion to Common Stock||(3)||(3)||(187)||(187)||(58)||(58)|
|Ending balance||1,806 ||1,806 ||1,809 ||1,809 ||1,996 ||1,996 |
|Treasury Stock:|| || || || || || |
Beginning balance (includes 522 shares Class A Stock for each of the years presented; remainder are Common Stock)
|Directors’ Compensation Plan||16 ||250 ||25 ||346 ||21 ||265 |
|Additional Paid-In Capital:|| || || || || || |
|Beginning balance|| ||102,572 || ||96,850 || ||93,208 |
|Stock option and restricted stock issuances|| ||(1,768)|| ||(3,014)|| ||(1,063)|
|Directors’ Compensation Plan|| ||707 || ||523 || ||330 |
|Stock-based compensation|| ||7,195 || ||8,213 || ||4,375 |
|Ending balance|| ||108,706 || ||102,572 || ||96,850 |
|Retained Earnings:|| || || || || || |
|Beginning balance|| ||342,983 || ||304,626 || ||295,999 |
|Net income|| ||89,358 || ||90,803 || ||59,148 |
Cash dividends per share:
Common Stock: 2022 – $2.09; 2021 - $2.97; and 2020 – $2.77
Class A Common Stock: 2022 - $1.96; 2021 - $2.79; and 2020– $2.62
| ||(33,948)|| ||(52,446)|| ||(50,521)|
|Ending balance|| ||398,393 || ||342,983 || ||304,626 |
|Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss:|| || || || || || |
|Beginning balance|| ||(2,293)|| ||(2,560)|| ||(2,087)|
|Pension liabilities adjustment, net of taxes|| ||1,537 || ||267 || ||(473)|
|Ending balance|| ||(756)|| ||(2,293)|| ||(2,560)|
|Total Stockholders’ Equity|| ||$||289,399 || ||$||255,970 || ||$||252,967 |
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
HAVERTY FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Year Ended December 31,
|Cash Flows from Operating Activities|
|Net income||$||89,358 ||$||90,803 ||$||59,148 |
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||16,926 ||16,304 ||18,207 |
|Stock-based compensation||7,195 ||8,213 ||4,375 |
|Deferred income taxes||584 ||234 ||(2,458)|
|Net (gain) loss on sale of land, property and equipment||128 ||(77)||(34,746)|
|Other||960 ||869 ||595 |
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Customer deposits||(50,928)||12,714 ||56,062 |
|Other assets and liabilities||(923)||(3,244)||(3,250)|
|Accounts payable and accrued liabilities||(5,982)||(6,451)||17,349 |
|Net cash provided by operating activities|