Unifi $4.6 million quarterly loss

Hogsett, Don
October 2003
Home Textiles Today;10/27/2003, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p16
Trade Publication
Polyester yarn producer Unifi Inc. has recorded a first quarter loss of $4.3 million in 2003. The firm's total sales dropped off by 18.5% to $180.5 million from $221.5 million in 2002. The company announced that increase in imported fabric and apparel, and the overall softness in the domestic textile and apparel industries, contributed to the weakening sales. While average gross margin was slashed by 460 basis points, operating costs increased by 130 basis points. The company has announced an ongoing strategic focus on maximizing free cash left with no funded bank debt by the end of the quarter. Company chief executive officer Brian Parke has announced that the firm will participate in growth opportunities in Asia with its sales office in Hong Kong and operations in Thailand.


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