Note 1 - Organization and Nature of Business
|12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
|Notes to Financial Statements
|Nature of Operations [Text Block]
Organization. Founded in 1932 and incorporated in Delaware in 1989, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ethan Allen Global, Inc., and Ethan Allen Global, Inc.’s subsidiaries (collectively, “we,” “us,” “our,” “Ethan Allen” or the “Company”), is a leading interior design company, manufacturer and retailer in the home furnishings marketplace.
Nature of Business. We are a global luxury home fashion brand that is vertically integrated from product design through home delivery, which offers our customers stylish product offerings, artisanal quality and personalized service. We provide complimentary interior design service to our clients and sell a full range of home furnishings through a retail network of design centers located throughout the United States and abroad as well as online at ethanallen.com.
Ethan Allen design centers represent a mix of locations operated by independent licensees and Company-operated locations. As of June 30, 2022, the Company operates 141 retail design centers with 137 located in the United States and four in Canada. Our independently operated design centers are located in the United States, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. We also own and operate ten manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico and Honduras, including one sawmill, one rough mill and a kiln dry lumberyard. Approximately 75% of our products are manufactured or assembled in these North American facilities. We also contract with various suppliers located in Europe, Asia, and various other countries that produce products that support our business.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Upon our Financial Condition and Results of Operations. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt several segments of the economy and has caused, and continues to cause, impact to our business. All of our retail design centers had reopened by fiscal 2021 and since that time, we have experienced strong demand for our products as customers allocated greater amounts of discretionary spending to home furnishings than at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have ramped up and increased our manufacturing production capacity by adding headcount as well as second shifts and weekend production shifts to our North American manufacturing plants. Our focus on supply chain management is critical as we balance the need to maintain supply chain flexibility to help ensure competitive lead times with the risk of inventory shortage and obsolescence. In addition, ocean freight capacity continues to persist worldwide due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in price increases per shipping container during fiscal 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic also continues to expose us to greater market risk as a result of increases in the cost of raw materials that we use in our manufacturing processes. These raw materials have been, and continue to be, subject to rising inflationary pressures that are partially attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic and which have led to increased production costs.
Although we continue to actively manage the impact of COVID-19 and the prospect of continuing or future outbreaks, we are unable to predict the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our financial operations in the near- and long-term. We had $121.1 million of cash and investments and no debt as of June 30, 2022, which we believe will provide sufficient liquidity to continue business operations in the long-term. The need for, or timing of, any future actions in response to COVID-19 is largely dependent on the mitigation of the spread of the virus along with the adoption and continued effectiveness of vaccines, status of government orders, directives and guidelines, recovery of the business environment, global supply chain conditions, economic conditions, and consumer demand for our products, all of which are highly uncertain. At this point, we cannot reasonably estimate the duration of the pandemic’s influence on consumers and the nesting economy. Accordingly, the estimates and assumptions management made as of June 30, 2022 could change in subsequent interim reports, and it is reasonably possible that such changes could be significant (although the potential effects cannot be estimated at this time).