UniFirst Announces Financial Results for Fiscal 2000 First Quarter, Declares Dividends.Business Editors
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UniFirst Corporation (NYSE NYSE
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UNF Unified National Fine ) today announced revenues and earnings for its fiscal 2000 first quarter, the thirteen weeks ended November November: see month. 27, 1999, and declared de·clare
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1. To make known formally or officially. See Synonyms at announce.
2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm.
3. quarterly cash dividends.
Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2000 were a record $131.8 million, a 13.3 percent increase from $116.3 million in the same period a year ago. First quarter net income was $5.5 million, or $0.28 per share, a 42.0 percent decrease from last year's $9.4 million, or $0.46 per share.
"Our revenue growth is encouraging" commented Ronald D. Croatti, UniFirst's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We continue to see improvement in our internal growth, which was 7.7 percent in this year's first quarter compared with 2.6 percent last year. The investments we've we've
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2. 3% of revenues compared to this year's first quarter due to a change we made in estimated lives for rental merchandise in service, from primarily 12 months to primarily 15 months. This benefit was absent in the fiscal 2000 first quarter."
The Company's Board of Directors declared regular quarterly cash dividends of $0.0375 per share (3.75 cents) on the Company's Common Stock and $0.03 per share (3.0 cents) on the Company's Class B Common Stock. Both dividends are payable on March 31, 2000, to shareholders of record on March 10, 2000. During the past year, the Company repurchased over a million shares of its common stock, underlining un·der·lin·ing
1. The act of drawing a line under; underscoring.
2. Emphasis or stress, as in instruction or argument. management's optimism about the future.
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A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections. . This public announcement contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. The words "anticipate" and "should," and other expressions that indicate future events and trends identify forward-looking statements. Actual future results may differ materially from those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, performance of acquisitions; economic and business changes; fluctuations in the cost of materials and labor; strikes and unemployment levels; demand and price for the Company's products and services; improvement in under performing rental operations; and the outcome of pending and future litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
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UNIFIRST CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited) Thirteen Thirteen weeks ended weeks ended November 27, November 28, 1999 1998 Revenues $131,790,000 $116,335,000 Costs and expenses: Operating costs 81,839,000 66,488,000 Selling and administrative expenses 31,023,000 26,989,000 Depreciation and amortization 8,531,000 7,258,000 121,393,000 100,735,000 Income from operations 10,397,000 15,600,000 Interest expense (income): Interest expense 1,709,000 712,000 Interest income (119,000) (58,000) 1,590,000 654,000 Income before income taxes 8,807,000 14,946,000 Provision for income taxes 3,347,000 5,530,000 Net income $5,460,000 $9,416,000 Weighted average number of shares outstanding - basic & diluted 19,689,592 20,510,608 Net income per share - basic & diluted $0.28 $0.46 UNIFIRST CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited) November 27, August 28, November 28, 1999 1999(a) 1998 Assets Current assets: Cash $2,101,000 $2,912,000 $7,385,000 Receivables 57,986,000 51,786,000 45,634,000 Inventories 22,055,000 27,194,000 23,804,000 Rental merchandise in service 57,688,000 55,631,000 47,361,000 Prepaid expenses 205,000 199,000 202,000 Total current assets 140,035,000 137,722,000 124,386,000 Property and equipment: Land, buildings and leasehold improvements 180,736,000 174,979,000 154,667,000 Machinery and equipment 196,343,000 190,722,000 168,316,000 Motor vehicles 49,686,000 49,396,000 41,887,000 426,765,000 415,097,000 364,870,000 Less - accumulated depreciation 179,480,000 172,912,000 152,118,000 247,285,000 242,185,000 212,752,000 Other assets 88,677,000 85,720,000 56,220,000 $475,997,000 $465,627,000 $393,358,000 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities: Current maturities of long-term obligations $1,619,000 $1,911,000 $1,140,000 Notes payable 2,394,000 2,331,000 2,509,000 Accounts payable 18,277,000 17,659,000 17,918,000 Accrued liabilities 49,547,000 46,659,000 47,964,000 Accrued and deferred income taxes 10,205,000 7,754,000 4,961,000 Total current liabilities 82,042,000 76,314,000 74,492,000 Long-term obligations, net of current maturities 114,172,000 111,194,000 44,602,000 Deferred income taxes 20,931,000 20,686,000 18,743,000 Shareholders' equity: Common stock 1,050,000 1,050,000 1,022,000 Class B common stock 1,026,000 1,026,000 1,029,000 Treasury stock (20,049,000) (16,583,000) -- Capital surplus 12,438,000 12,438,000 7,078,000 Retained earnings 266,250,000 261,450,000 248,807,000 Accumulated other comprehensive income (1,863,000) (1,948,000) (2,415,000) Total shareholders' equity 258,852,000 257,433,000 255,521,000 $475,997,000 $465,627,000 $393,358,000 (a) Condensed from audited financial statements