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Nov. 3, 2021, 6:00 a.m. EDT

LL Flooring Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

-- Company to Increase Investment in Long-Term Strategies to Accelerate Growth --

RICHMOND, Va., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lumber Liquidators (“LL Flooring” or “Company”) /zigman2/quotes/202539569/composite LL +0.57% , a leading specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring in the U.S., today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Tyson said, “During the third quarter, our associates continued to do an outstanding job exceeding our customers’ needs in the face of an increasingly challenging supply chain and inflationary environment. We were pleased to report strong double-digit growth in sales to Pro customers and installation sales versus the third quarter of last year. As anticipated, our sales to DIY customers were down versus last year, reflecting a shift in consumer spending to other product and service categories, as well as tough comparisons to the nesting spending that we saw in the third quarter of 2020.”

Tyson continued, “Our strong net sales and profitability growth on a two-year basis underscore the continued traction we are gaining on our strategic initiatives. These are truly unprecedented times from a global supply chain perspective. Notwithstanding the volatile operating environment, we are focused on furthering our competitive advantages and positioning LL Flooring as customers’ first choice in hard-surface flooring. With more than 500 varieties of hard-surface floors featuring a range of quality styles and on-trend designs, we offer our customers quality choices and provide high-touch service and advice to help them achieve their flooring project needs. Our team’s agility in launching new innovative products sourced from expanded locations across our vast network of global sourcing partners further strengthens our unique competitive position.”

Tyson added, “As we see the opportunity to expand the LL Flooring brand and drive our accelerated growth, we are increasing our investment in our long-term strategies, initially in two key areas: We plan to increase the number of new stores we open each year to improve our omnichannel convenience, and to expand investments in our multi-pronged strategy to grow sales to Pro customers. The capabilities we are building and the investments we are making in these multi-year strategies will position LL Flooring to grow faster and gain market share.”

Third Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Net sales of $282.2 million decreased 4.6% compared to the same period last year, as double-digit growth in Pro and services sales partially offset a decrease in DIY sales; and increased 6.9% compared to the third quarter of 2019, driven primarily by strong growth in Pro customer and services sales.

  • Total comparable store sales decreased 4.5% versus the same period last year, but increased 6.4% on a two-year stack basis (which does not reflect the impact of store closures and openings between periods).

  • Gross margin of 37.3% decreased 210 basis points as a percentage of sales compared to the same period last year and increased 110 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2019; Adjusted gross margin [1] of 37.3% decreased 240 basis points as a percentage of sales compared to the same period last year, primarily reflecting significantly higher transportation and material costs, and higher tariffs (collectively up more than 700 basis points) that the Company was able to partially mitigate by pricing, promotion and alternative country/vendor sourcing strategies; and increased 80 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2019, primarily reflecting the Company’s pricing, promotion and alternative country/vendor sourcing strategies that more than mitigated higher material and transportation costs.

  • SG&A as a percentage of sales of 33.0% increased 140 basis points compared to the third quarter of last year and decreased 240 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2019; Adjusted SG&A [1] as a percentage of sales of 33.1% increased 320 basis points compared to the third quarter of last year, primarily due to increased investment in the field and to support growth initiatives, last year’s $2.5 million favorable business interruption insurance settlement and lower net sales compared to the third quarter of 2020; and decreased 210 basis points on higher net sales compared to the third quarter of 2019.

  • Operating margin of 4.3% decreased 350 basis points compared to the third quarter of last year and increased 350 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2019; Adjusted operating margin [1 ] of 4.1% decreased 560 basis points compared to the third quarter of last year, and increased 280 basis points compared to the third quarter of 2019.

  • Diluted EPS of $0.30 decreased $0.23 compared to the third quarter of last year and increased $0.26 compared to the third quarter of 2019; Adjusted Earnings Per Diluted Share [1] of $0.29 decreased $0.38 compared to the third quarter of last year and increased $0.22 compared to the third quarter of 2019.

  • During the third quarter, the Company opened six new stores , bringing total stores to 422 as of September 30, 2021.

1Pleaserefer to the GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliation tables below for more information.

Cash Flow & Liquidity

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had liquidity of $232.2 million, consisting of excess availability under its Credit Agreement of $128.0 million, and cash and cash equivalents of $104.2 million.

During the first nine months of 2021, the Company generated $50.3 million of cash flows from operating activities, primarily driven by $31.4 million of net income and positive working capital changes.

Business Outlook

The Company continues to navigate uncertainty in the macroeconomic environment related to global supply chain disruptions, consumer spending, inflation and a challenging labor market. As a result, the Company is not providing financial guidance at this time.

The Company is pleased with the traction it is gaining on its transformation initiatives and the momentum in its Pro customer and services sales; however, the Company currently expects challenging DIY customer comparisons to continue in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The Company also expects higher material and transportation costs will be a headwind to gross margins in the fourth quarter of 2021 and into 2022 as the goods sell through. The Company will continue to look to offset these higher costs through pricing and promotion strategies but will monitor the market to inform and guide its decisions.

The Company expects the increased investments in its field organization to result in higher SG&A as a percentage of sales in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the third quarter of 2021. In addition, the Company expects its increased investments in its growth strategies will increase its SG&A and capital spending in 2022 versus 2021.

The Company now expects capital expenditures in the range of approximately $19 million to $23 million in 2021.

“We believe the increased investments in our strategies to grow Pro customer sales and open a greater number of new stores each year as well as the investments we are making to attract and retain a talented workforce will fuel our accelerated growth over the next several years beginning in the second half of 2022,” said Tyson.

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Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company plans to host a conference call and audio webcast on November 3, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference may be accessed by dialing (844) 200-6205 or (646) 904-5544 and entering pin number 087906. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the call ends through November 10, 2021 and may be accessed by dialing (929) 458-6194 and entering pin number 673066. The live conference call and replay can also be accessed via audio webcast at the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, https://investors.llflooring.com .

About Lumber Liquidators

LL Flooring is one of the leading specialty retailers of hard-surface flooring in the U.S. with 422 stores as of September 30, 2021. The Company seeks to offer the best customer experience online and in stores, with more than 500 varieties of hard-surface floors featuring a range of quality styles and on-trend designs. LL Flooring’s online tools also help empower customers to find the right solution for the space they’ve envisioned. LL Flooring’s extensive selection includes vinyl plank, solid and engineered hardwood, laminate, bamboo, porcelain tile, and cork, with a wide range of flooring enhancements and accessories to complement. Our stores are staffed with flooring experts who provide advice, Pro partnership services and installation options for all of LL Flooring’s products, the majority of which is in stock and ready for delivery.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release includes statements of the Company’s expectations, intentions, plans and beliefs that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meanings of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, which may be identified by words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “thinks,” “estimates,” “seeks,” “predicts,” “could,” “projects,” “potential” and other similar terms and phrases, are based on the beliefs of the Company’s management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company’s management as of the date of such statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company’s control.

The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these statements, which speak only as of the dates on which such statements are made, except as may be required under the federal securities laws. For a discussion of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Such filings are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and the Company’s Investor Relations website at https://investors.llflooring.com .

Non-GAAP and Other Information

To supplement the financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company uses the following non-GAAP financial measures: (i) Adjusted Gross Profit; (ii) Adjusted Gross Margin; (iii) Adjusted SG&A; (iv) Adjusted SG&A as a percentage of net sales; (v) Adjusted Operating Income; (vi) Adjusted Operating Margin; (vii) Adjusted Other Expense; (viii) Adjusted Other Expense as a percentage of net sales; (ix) Adjusted Earnings (Loss); and (x) Adjusted Earnings (Loss) per Diluted Share. These non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. These supplemental measures may vary from, and may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures by other companies.

The non-GAAP financial measures are presented because management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate the Company’s operating performance and, in certain cases, to determine incentive compensation. Therefore, the Company believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to, and facilitates additional analysis by, investors. The presented non-GAAP financial measures exclude items that management does not believe reflect the Company’s core operating performance, which include store closures, regulatory and legal settlements and associated legal and operating costs, and changes in antidumping and countervailing duties, as such items are outside of the Company’s control due to their inherent unusual, non-operating, unpredictable, non-recurring, or non-cash nature.

(Tables Follow)

LL Flooring
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited, in thousands)
         
    September 30,   December 31,
    2021   2020
Assets        
Current Assets:        
Cash and Cash Equivalents   $ 104,211     $ 169,941  
Merchandise Inventories     224,998       244,409  
Prepaid Expenses     10,173       9,370  
Tariff Recovery Receivable           4,078  
Other Current Assets     11,396       10,354  
Total Current Assets     350,778       438,152  
Property and Equipment, net     95,586       97,557  
Operating Lease Right-of-Use     123,526       109,475  
Goodwill     9,693       9,693  
Deferred Tax Asset     11,583       11,611  
Other Assets     8,669       7,860  
Total Assets   $ 599,835     $ 674,348  
         
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity        
Current Liabilities:        
Accounts Payable   $ 53,093     $ 70,543  
Customer Deposits and Store Credits     70,221       61,389  
Accrued Compensation     9,203       15,347  
Sales and Income Tax Liabilities     4,707       5,793  
Accrual for Legal Matters and Settlements     34,903       30,398  
Operating Lease Liabilities - Current     32,660       33,024  
Other Current Liabilities     25,467       25,761  
Total Current Liabilities     230,254       242,255  
Other Long-Term Liabilities     6,714       13,293  
Operating Lease Liabilities - Long-Term     101,964       90,194  
Credit Agreement           101,000  
Total Liabilities     338,932       446,742  
         
Stockholders’ Equity:        
Common Stock ($0.001 par value; 35,000 shares authorized; 30,496 and 30,229 shares issued and 29,089 and 28,911 shares outstanding, respectively)     30       30  
Treasury Stock, at cost (1,407 and 1,318 shares, respectively)     (145,078 )     (142,977 )
Additional Capital     226,636       222,628  
Retained Earnings     179,315       147,925  
Total Stockholders’ Equity     260,903       227,606  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity   $ 599,835     $ 674,348  
LL Flooring
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
                 
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    September 30,   September 30,
    2021   2020   2021   2020
                 
Net Sales                
Net Merchandise Sales   $ 240,802   $ 261,009   $ 750,388     $ 709,845
Net Services Sales     41,427     34,824     116,675       83,646
Total Net Sales     282,229     295,833     867,063       793,491
Cost of Sales                
Cost of Merchandise Sold     144,307     152,530     442,914       419,230
Cost of Services Sold     32,721     26,777     90,626       64,472
Total Cost of Sales     177,028     179,307     533,540       483,702
Gross Profit     105,201     116,526     333,523       309,789
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses     93,165     93,374     291,767       271,869
Operating Income     12,036     23,152     41,756       37,920
Other Expense (Income)     18     685     (252 )     2,709
Income Before Income Taxes     12,018     22,467     42,008       35,211
Income Tax Expense     3,239     6,964     10,618       4,834
Net Income   $ 8,779   $ 15,503   $ 31,390     $ 30,377
Net Income per Common Share—Basic   $ 0.30   $ 0.54   $ 1.08     $ 1.05
Net Income per Common Share—Diluted   $ 0.30   $ 0.53   $ 1.06     $ 1.04
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding:                
Basic     29,082     28,859     28,984       28,801
Diluted     29,455     29,334     29,494       29,075
LL Flooring
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited, in thousands)
         
    Nine Months Ended September 30,
    2021   2020
         
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:        
Net Income   $ 31,390     $ 30,377  
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income:        
Depreciation and Amortization     13,985       13,327  
Deferred Income Taxes Provision     28       547  
Income on Vouchers Redeemed for Legal Settlements     (1,183 )      
Stock-Based Compensation Expense     3,945       2,112  
Provision for Inventory Obsolescence Reserves     1,784       2,564  
Impairment of Operating Lease Right-of-Use           935  
Loss (Gain) on Disposal of Fixed Assets     31       (401 )
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities:        
Merchandise Inventories     15,683       46,057  
Accounts Payable     (17,277 )     31,308  
Customer Deposits and Store Credits     8,832       22,165  
Accrued Compensation     (6,144 )     2,530  
Tariff Recovery Receivable     4,078       19,509  
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets     (792 )     821  
Accrual for Legal Matters and Settlements     7,733       2,183  
Payments for Legal Matters and Settlements     (101 )     (4,903 )
Deferred Rent Payments     (2,154 )     4,709  
Other Assets and Liabilities     (9,558 )     6,922  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities     50,280       180,762  
         
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:        
Purchases of Property and Equipment     (12,276 )     (9,822 )
Other Investing Activities     58       949  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities     (12,218 )     (8,873 )
         
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:        
Borrowings on Credit Agreement           45,000  
Payments on Credit Agreement     (101,000 )     (26,000 )
Common Stock Repurchased     (2,101 )     (513 )
Other Financing Activities     (691 )     7  
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities     (103,792 )     18,494  
Effect of Exchange Rates on Cash and Cash Equivalents           (29 )
Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents     (65,730 )     190,354  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period     169,941       8,993  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period   $ 104,211     $ 199,347  
         
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash operating activities:        
Relief of Inventory for Vouchers Redeemed for Legal Settlements   $ 1,944     $  
         
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash operating and financing activities:        
Tenant Improvement Allowance for Leases   $ (1,053 )   $ (676 )
LL Flooring
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited, in thousands, except percentages)
    
Due to the significant fluctuations that occurred during 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to better illustrate comparable two-year growth from our ongoing business for the current year we are also providing comparisons to 2019.
   
Items impacting gross margin with comparisons to the prior-year periods include:
                                                           
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021   2020   2019   2021   2020   2019
  $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales
  (dollars in thousands) 2   (dollars in thousands) 2
Gross Profit, as reported (GAAP) $ 105,201   37.3 %   $ 116,526   39.4 %   $ 95,674   36.2 %   $ 333,523     38.5 %   $ 309,789   39.0 %   $ 291,772     35.6 %
                                                           
HTS Classification Adjustments [3]     %       %       %         %       %     (779 )   (0.1 )%
Antidumping Adjustments [4]     %       %     780   0.3 %     (6,566 )   (0.8 )%       %     780     0.1 %
Store Closure Costs [5]     %     761   0.3 %       %         %     761   0.1 %         %
Sub-Total Items above     %     761   0.3 %     780   0.3 %     (6,566 )   (0.8 )%     761   0.1 %     1     %
                                                           
Adjusted Gross Profit (non-GAAP measures) $ 105,201   37.3 %   $ 117,287   39.7 %   $ 96,454   36.5 %   $ 326,957     37.7 %   $ 310,550   39.1 %   $ 291,773     35.6 %
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[2] Amounts may not sum due to rounding.
[3] Represents classification adjustments related to the HTS duty categorization in prior periods during the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
[4] Represents antidumping income associated with applicable prior-year shipments of engineered hardwood from China.
[5] Represents the inventory write-offs related to the Canadian and U.S. store closures described more fully in Note 8 to the condensed consolidated financial statements filed in the September 30, 2020 10-Q.
Items impacting SG&A with comparisons to the prior-year periods include:
                                     
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021   2020   2019   2021   2020   2019
  $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales
  (dollars in thousands) 6 (dollars in thousands) 6
SG&A, as reported (GAAP) $ 93,165     33.0 % $ 93,374   31.6 % $ 93,495   35.4 % $ 291,767   33.7 % $ 271,869   34.3 % $ 294,392   36.0 %
                                     
(Recovery) Accrual for Legal Matters and Settlements [7]   (400 )   (0.1 )%   2,000   0.7 %     %   7,275   0.8 %   1,500   0.2 %   4,575   0.6 %
Legal and Professional Fees [ 8]   43     0.0 %   999   0.3 %   408   0.2 %   470   0.1 %   2,787   0.4 %   3,403   0.4 %
Store Closure Costs [ 9]       %   1,803   0.6 %     %     %   1,803   0.2 %     %
Sub-Total Items above   (357 )   (0.1 )%   4,802   1.6 %   408   0.2 %   7,745   0.9 %   6,090   0.8 %   7,978   1.0 %
                                     
Adjusted SG&A (a non-GAAP measure) $ 93,522     33.1 % $ 88,572   29.9 % $ 93,087   35.2 % $ 284,022   32.8 % $ 265,779   33.5 % $ 286,414   35.0 %
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[6] Amounts may not sum due to rounding.
[7] This amount represents the charge to earnings for the Mason and Savidis matters in the first quarter of 2021 and a $0.4 million insurance recovery in the third quarter of 2021 of legal fees related to certain significant legal action. The 2020 amounts reflect expense of $2 million related to the Gold matter in the third quarter of 2020 and $0.5 million insurance recovery in the second quarter of 2020 of legal fees related to certain significant legal action. The 2019 amounts reflect a $4.75 million expense for the Kramer employment matter and certain Related Laminate matters. These items are described more fully in Item 1, Note 7 to the condensed consolidated financial statements filed in the September 30, 2021 10-Q.
[8] This amount represents charges to earnings related to our defense of certain significant legal actions during the period. This does not include all legal costs incurred by the Company.
[9] Represents store lease impairments, write down on fixed assets and employee termination benefits related to the Canadian and U.S. store closures described more fully in Note 8 to the condensed consolidated financial statements filed in the September 30, 2020 10-Q.
LL Flooring
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited, in thousands, except percentages)
   
Items impacting operating income and operating margin with comparisons to the prior-year periods include:
                                                 
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021   2020   2019   2021   2020   2019
  $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales
  (dollars in thousands) 2 (dollars in thousands) 2
Operating Income (Loss), as reported (GAAP) $ 12,036     4.3 % $ 23,152   7.8 % $ 2,179   0.8 % $ 41,756     4.8 % $ 37,920   4.8 % $ (2,620 )   (0.3 )%
                                                 
Gross Margin Items:                                                
HTS Classification Adjustments [3]       %     %     %       %     %   (779 )   (0.1 )%
Antidumping Adjustments [4]       %     %   780   0.3 %   (6,566 )   (0.8 )%     %   780     0.1 %
Store Closure Costs [5]       %   761   0.3 %     %       %   761   0.1 %       %
Gross Margin Subtotal       %   761   0.3 %   780   0.3 %   (6,566 )   (0.8 )%   761   0.1 %   1     %
                                                 
SG&A Items:                                                
(Recovery) Accrual for Legal Matters and Settlements [7]   (400 )   (0.1 )%   2,000   0.7 %     %   7,275     0.8 %   1,500   0.2 %   4,575     0.6 %
Legal and Professional Fees [ 8]   43     0.0 %   999   0.3 %   408   0.2 %   470     0.1 %   2,787   0.4 %   3,403     0.4 %
Store Closure Costs [ 9]       %   1,803   0.6 %     %       %   1,803   0.2 %       %
SG&A Subtotal   (357 )   (0.1 )%   4,802   1.6 %   408   0.2 %   7,745     0.9 %   6,090   0.8 %   7,978     1.0 %
                                                 
Adjusted Operating Income (a non-GAAP measure) $ 11,679     4.1 % $ 28,715   9.7 % $ 3,367   1.3 % $ 42,935     5.0 % $ 44,771   5.6 % $ 5,359     0.7 %
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[2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9] See the Gross Profit and SG&A sections above for more detailed explanations of these individual items.
Items impacting other expense (income) with comparisons to the prior year periods include:
                                                 
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30
  2021   2020   2019   2021   2020   2019
  $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales   $   % of Sales
  (dollars in thousands) 10 (dollars in thousands) 10
Other Expense (Income), as reported (GAAP) $ 18   0.0 % $ 685   0.2 % $ 909   0.3 % $ (252 )   (0.0 )% $ 2,709   0.3 % $ 3,265   0.4 %
                                                 
Interest impact related to antidumping adjustment [ 11]     %     %     %   (1,841 )   (0.2 )%     %     %
Sub-Total Items above     %     %     %   (1,841 )   (0.2 )%     %     %
                                                 
Adjusted Other Expense/Adjusted Other Expense as a % of Sales (a non-GAAP measure) $ 18   0.0 % $ 685   0.2 % $ 909   0.3 % $ 1,589     0.2 % $ 2,709   0.3 % $ 3,265   0.4 %
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[10] Amounts may not sum due to rounding.
[11] Represents antidumping interest income associated with applicable prior-year shipments of engineered hardwood from China.
LL Flooring
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
   
Items impacting earnings per diluted share with comparisons to the prior-year periods include:
                       
  Three Months Ended September 30,   Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021   2020   2019   2021   2020   2019
  (dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)   (dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
Net Income (Loss), as reported (GAAP) $ 8,779     $ 15,503   $ 1,045   $ 31,390     $ 30,377   $ (6,735 )
Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share (GAAP) $ 0.30     $ 0.53   $ 0.04   $ 1.06     $ 1.04   $ (0.23 )
                       
Gross Margin Items:                      
HTS Classification Adjustments [3]                           (575 )
Antidumping Adjustments [4]             576     (4,846 )         576  
Store Closure Costs [5]         561               561      
Gross Margin Subtotal         561     576     (4,846 )     561     1  
                       
SG&A Items:                      
(Recovery) Accrual for Legal Matters and Settlements [7]   (295 )     1,476         5,369       1,107     3,376  
Legal and Professional Fees [ 8]   32       737     301     347       2,057     2,511  
Store Closure Costs [ 9]         1,331               1,331      
SG&A Subtotal   (263 )     3,544     301     5,716       4,495     5,888  
                       
Other Expense Items:                      
Antidumping Adjustments Interest [ 11]                 (1,359 )          
Other (Income) Expense Subtotal                 (1,359 )          
                       
Adjusted Earnings (Loss) $ 8,516     $ 19,608   $ 1,922   $ 30,901     $ 35,433   $ (846 )
Adjusted Earnings (Loss) per Diluted Share (a non-GAAP measure) $ 0.29     $ 0.67   $ 0.07   $ 1.05     $ 1.21   $ (0.03 )
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[3,4,5,7,8,9,11] See the Gross Profit, SG&A and Other Expense (Income) sections above for more detailed explanations of these individual items. These items have been tax affected at the Company’s federal incremental rate, which was 26.2% for the 2021 periods and 26.1% for the 2020 and 2019 periods.
The following chart provides a timeline and tariff levels for the key events related to Section 301 tariffs (unaudited):
         
    Section 301 tariff   Corresponding approximate
Event Timing level on imports Tariff level on percentage of Company's
    from China Subset Products merchandise subject to tariff
Imposition of Tariffs September 2018 10% 10% then 0% [12] 48%
Increase in Tariffs June 2019 25% 25% then 0% [12] 44%
Retroactive Exemption on Subset Products [10] November 2019 25% 0% 10%
Exemption Not Renewed and Tariffs Re-imposed on Subset Products August 2020 25% 25% 32%
  September 30, 2021 25% 25% 22%
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[12] On November 7, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted a retroactive exclusion to September 2018 on Subset Products as defined in the Section 301 Tariffs section above bringing the rate to 0%.

 

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SOURCE: Lumber Liquidators

LL Flooring Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan
Head of Investor Relations
ir@lumberliquidators.com
Tel: 804-420-9801

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