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Ethan Allen Interiors 10-Q 2005

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 10-Q/A
  2. Ex-31
  3. Ex-31
  4. Ex-32
  5. Ex-32
  6. Ex-32

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q/A
Amendment No. 1

(Mark One)

[X]     QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended December 31, 2004

or

[   ]      TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ________________________ to ________________________

Commission File Number: 1-11692

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                             Delaware                                                                                                                                  06-1275288
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)                                                                          (I.R.S. Employer ID No.)

Ethan Allen Drive, Danbury, Connecticut 06811
(Address of principal executive offices)

(203) 743-8000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

[X] Yes [    ] No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

[X] Yes [    ] No

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

At December 31, 2004, there were 35,497,507 shares
of Class A Common Stock, par value $.01, outstanding.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

        As previously disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K as filed by Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (the “Company”) on April 20, 2005, management of the Company, in consultation with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company and its independent registered public accounting firm, KPMG LLP, have concluded that the Company’s consolidated financial statements contained within (i) the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004 (including all periods presented therein) and (ii) the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the interim periods ended September 30, 2004 and December 31, 2004 (including all periods presented therein), should be restated, and that such previously filed financial statements should no longer be relied upon.

        On February 7, 2005, the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a letter to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants expressing its views regarding certain operating lease accounting issues and their application under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Management of the Company subsequently initiated a review of the Company’s lease-related accounting practices and determined that the manner in which it accounted for (i) the amortization of leasehold improvements, (ii) landlord/tenant incentives (specifically, construction allowances), and (iii) the recognition of rent expense (income) when the lease term in an operating lease contains periods of free or reduced rents (i.e. “rent holidays” and/or rent escalation provisions) were not consistent with the views expressed by the SEC and/or the applicable accounting guidance and that certain previously filed financial statements required restatement. See Note 3, Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements, in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements (including the notes thereto), and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for the impact of the restatement. This amended Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A amends and restates those items of the previously filed Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004, which have been affected by the revisions.

             This amended Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A has not been updated except as required to reflect the effects of the foregoing restatement. In order to preserve the nature and character of the disclosures set forth in such items as originally filed, no attempt has been made in this amendment to modify or update the disclosures in the original Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q except for the foregoing restatement. As a result, this amended Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A contains forward-looking information which has not been updated for events subsequent to the date of the original filing, and all information contained in this amended Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A and the original Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is subject to updating and supplementing as provided in the periodic reports that the Company has filed and/or will file with the SEC after the original filing date of the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item        Page

Part I - Financial Information

1.   Financial Statements as of December 31, 2004 (as restated)
           and June 30, 2004 (as restated) and for the three and six
           months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003 (as restated)
 

            Consolidated Balance Sheets
    2

            Consolidated Statements of Operations
    3

            Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
    4

            Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity
    5

            Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
    6

2.    Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
            Condition and Results of Operations
19

3.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
32

4.    Controls and Procedures
32

Part II - Other Information

1.    Legal Proceedings
33

2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
33

3.    Defaults Upon Senior Securities
33

4.    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
33

5.    Other Information
33

6.    Exhibits
34

       Signatures
35

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.  Financial Statements

ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands, except share data)

December 31,
2004

June 30,
2004

(as restated,
see note 3)
(as restated,
see note 3)
ASSETS            
Current assets:  
    Cash and cash equivalents   $ 27,045   $ 27,528  
    Short-term investments     6,000     -  
    Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful
      accounts of $2,056 at December 31, 2004 and $2,194
      at June 30, 2004
    21,172    26,967  
    Inventories (note 5)    171,117    186,895  
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets    33,418    28,166  
    Deferred income taxes    28,458    28,905  


         Total current assets    287,210    298,461  

Property, plant and equipment, net
    274,638    277,437  
Goodwill and other intangible assets (notes 7 and 8)    80,980    80,038  
Other assets    3,768    2,431  


      Total assets   $ 646,596   $ 658,367  


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY  
Current liabilities:  
    Current maturities of long-term debt and capital
      lease obligations
   $ 80   $ 4,712  
    Customer deposits    51,658    56,026  
    Accounts payable    19,957    22,222  
    Accrued compensation and benefits    28,156    27,950  
    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (note 6)    29,760    25,779  


         Total current liabilities    129,611    136,689  

Long-term debt
    4,471    4,509  
Other long-term liabilities    9,754    9,781  
Deferred income taxes    51,782    51,248  


      Total liabilities    195,618    202,227  

Shareholders' equity:
  
Class A common stock, par value $.01, 150,000,000 shares
    authorized; 45,854,962 shares issued at December 31,
    2004 and 45,812,032 shares issued at June 30, 2004
    458    458  
Class B common stock, par value $.01, 600,000 shares
    authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at
    December 31, 2004 and June 30, 2004
    -    -  
Preferred stock, par value $.01, 1,055,000 shares
    authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at
    December 31, 2004 and June 30, 2004
    -    -  
Additional paid-in capital    291,175    289,707  


        291,633     290,165  
Less: Treasury stock (at cost), 10,357,455 shares at
    December 31, 2004 and 9,255,955 shares at June 30, 2004
    (282,382 )  (244,026 )

Retained earnings
    440,544    409,401  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (note 11)    1,183    600  


      Total shareholders' equity    450,978    456,140  


      Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 646,596   $ 658,367  


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Six Months Ended
December 31,
2004

2003
2004
2003
(as restated, see note 3) (as restated, see note 3)
Net sales     $ 245,252   $ 241,150   $ 475,598   $ 463,915  

Cost of sales
    125,808    124,882    245,772    239,215  




    Gross profit    119,444    116,268    229,826    224,700  

Operating expenses:
  
  Selling    46,656    41,225    89,852    85,840  
  General and administrative    36,265    36,258    72,663    72,165  
  Restructuring and impairment charges (note 6)    (52 )  -    (219 )  (264 )




       Total operating expenses    82,869    77,483    162,296    157,741  




  Operating income    36,575    38,785    67,530    66,959  
 
Interest and other miscellaneous income, net    1,301    737    1,246    2,948  

Interest and other related financing costs
    138    167    287    308  




    Income before income taxes    37,738    39,355    68,489    69,599  

Income tax expense
    14,604    15,158    26,597    26,712  




    Net income   $ 23,134   $ 24,197   $ 41,892   $ 42,887  




Per share data (note 10):  

Basic earnings per common share:
  

    Net income per basic share
   $ 0.65   $ 0.65   $ 1.17   $ 1.15  




    Basic weighted average common shares    35,601    37,269    35,906    37,248  

Diluted earnings per common share:
  

    Net income per diluted share
   $ 0.63   $ 0.63   $ 1.14   $ 1.12  




    Diluted weighted average common shares    36,564    38,420    36,831    38,333  

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In thousands)

  Six Months Ended
December 31,
  2004
2003
  (as restated, see note 3)
Operating activities:            
     Net income   $ 41,892   $ 42,887  
     Adjustments to reconcile net income to net
      cash provided by operating activities:
  
         Depreciation and amortization       10,646     10,775  
         Compensation expense (benefit) related to
          restricted stock award
    253    170  
         Provision (benefit) for deferred income taxes    981    1,165  
         Restructuring and impairment charges (credits)    (219 )  (264 )   
         (Gain) loss on disposal of property, plant
            and equipment
    (1,273 )  (1,608 )
         (Gain) loss on sale of retail stores    (627 )  -  
         Other    21    48  
         Change in assets and liabilities, net of the  
            effects of acquired and divested businesses:  
               Accounts receivable    5,666    3,900  
               Inventories    14,133    12,629  
               Prepaid expenses and other current assets    (1,159 )  3,371  
               Other assets    (621 )  399  
               Customer deposits    (4,474 )  (1,458 )
               Accounts payable    (1,207 )  3,687  
               Accrued expenses and other current liabilities    2,745    756  
               Other long-term liabilities    51    578  


Net cash provided by operating activities    66,808    77,035  


Investing activities:  
     Purchases of short-term investments    (12,000 )  (29,500 )
     Proceeds from sale of short-term investments    6,000    2,500  
     Proceeds from the disposal of property, plant
      and equipment
    4,114    5,274  
     Proceeds from the sale of retail stores    2,094    -  
     Capital expenditures    (15,416 )  (9,740 )
     Acquisitions    (750 )  -  
     Other    379    61  


Net cash used in investing activities    (15,579 )  (31,405 )


Financing activities:  
     Payments on long-term debt and capital leases    (4,676 )  (905 )
     Net proceeds from issuance of common stock    903    1,494  
     Dividends paid    (9,062 )  (6,518 )
     Payments to acquire treasury stock    (39,102 )  -  


Net cash used in financing activities    (51,937 )  (5,929 )

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
    225    (83 )


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents    (483 )  39,618  

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of year
    27,528    54,356  


Cash and cash equivalents - end of period   $ 27,045   $ 93,974  


See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity
Six Months Ended December 31, 2004 (Restated)
(In thousands, except share data)

  Common
Stock

Additional
Paid-in
Capital

Treasury
Stock

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income

Retained
Earnings

Total
Balance at June 30, 2004
   (as previously reported)
    $ 458   $ 289,707   $ (244,026 ) $ 600   $ 414,041   $ 460,780  
Prior year adjustment (see note 3)    -    -    -    -    (4,640 )  (4,640 )






Balance at June 30, 2004 (1)   $458   $289,707   $(244,026 ) $600   $409,401   $456,140  

Issuance of 42,930 shares of common
   stock upon the exercise of stock
   options and restricted stock award
   compensation
    -    1,156    -    -    -    1,156  
 
Purchase of treasury stock    -    -    (38,356 )  -    -    (38,356 )

Tax benefit associated with the
   exercise of employee stock options
    -    312    -    -    -    312  
 
Dividends declared on common stock    -    -    -    -    (10,748 )  (10,748 )
 
Other comprehensive income (note 11)    -    -    -    583    -    583  
Net income (1)       -     -     -     -     41,891     41,891  

   Total comprehensive income (1)                             42,474  






Balance at December 31, 2004 (1)   $ 458   $ 291,175   $ (282,382 ) $ 1,183   $ 440,544   $ 450,978  






(1)  As restated, see note 3.

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

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ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(1)        Basis of Presentation

  Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (the “Company”) is a Delaware corporation incorporated on May 25, 1989. The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, its wholly-owned subsidiary Ethan Allen Inc. (“Ethan Allen”), and Ethan Allen’s subsidiaries. All of Ethan Allen’s capital stock is owned by the Company. The Company has no assets or operating results other than those associated with its investment in Ethan Allen.

(2)        Interim Financial Presentation

  All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in the consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of the Company, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments necessary for fair presentation, have been included in the consolidated financial statements. The results of operations for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the entire fiscal year. The interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2004, including any amendments thereto.

  Certain reclassifications have been made to prior years’ financial statements in order to conform to the current year’s presentation. These changes were made for disclosure purposes only and did not have any impact on previously reported results of operations or shareholders’ equity.

(3)        Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements

  On February 7, 2005, the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a letter to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants expressing its views regarding certain operating lease accounting issues and their application under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The Company’s management subsequently initiated a review of its lease-related accounting practices and determined that the manner in which it accounted for (i) the amortization of leasehold improvements, (ii) landlord/tenant incentives (specifically, construction allowances), and (iii) the recognition of rent expense (income) when the lease term in an operating lease contains periods of free or reduced rents (i.e. “rent holidays” and/or rent escalation provisions) were not consistent with the views expressed by the SEC and/or the applicable accounting guidance.  

  Adjustments related to the Company’s accounting for leases (collectively, the “restatement adjustments”) result in cumulative, life-to-date, charges totaling $8.0 million, or $5.0 million after-tax. The after-tax amount of the restatement adjustments that relates to fiscal years 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002 is approximately $0.3 million, $0.9 million, $0.8 million, and $0.4 million, respectively. The after-tax amount of the restatement adjustments that relates to fiscal years 2001 and prior is $2.6 million, and relates to leases that were entered into as early as 1988. These adjustments do not materially impact the Company’s historical or future cash flows or the timing or amount of its lease payments, as they represent non-cash changes in accounting treatment. Furthermore, the restatement adjustments have no impact on previously reported revenue, same store sales, cash balances, inventory, or compliance with any of the Company’s debt covenants, and such adjustments are not expected to have any material impact on future earnings.

  A discussion of each of the aforementioned lease accounting matters is presented below:

  Amortization of Leasehold Improvements – The Company’s long-standing policy with respect to the amortization of leasehold improvements is to assign depreciable lives based on the underlying lease term, or the asset’s estimated useful life, whichever is shorter. As a result of its review, however, the Company identified several

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ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  leasehold improvements (dating back as far as 1991) which were, at the time they were initially recorded, inappropriately assigned depreciable lives in excess of the underlying lease term, effectively serving to understate previously recorded depreciation expense. The cumulative, life-to-date impact of the leasehold improvement restatement adjustments totals $1.3 million and has been recorded as depreciation expense in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and accumulated depreciation in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. These adjustments have no impact on “net cash provided by operating activities”during any of the periods restated.

  Landlord/Tenant Incentives – The Company determined that the manner in which it accounted for construction allowances was not in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Technical Bulletin No. 88-1, “Issues Relating to Accounting for Leases” (“FTB No. 88-1”), which states that lease incentives should be treated by the lessee as a reduction of rental expense and amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease in accordance with FTB No. 85-3, “Accounting for Operating Leases with Scheduled Rent Increases”. Accordingly, in connection with the restatement adjustments, the Company has reflected a liability in its Consolidated Balance Sheets for the unamortized portion of construction allowances (deferred lease incentives) which are to be amortized over the lease term on a straight-line basis as a reduction of rent expense. The Company had previously recorded these allowances as a reduction of the related fixed assets within property, plant and equipment, amortizing them over the lease term as a reduction of depreciation expense.

  The restatement adjustments arising as a result of the Company’s past accounting for construction allowances do not affect the income statement classification of related amounts as both depreciation and rent expense are presented within general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Cash receipts associated with construction allowances, which were previously reflected in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows as a reduction of the related capital expenditures within investing activities, have, instead, been appropriately reflected within operating activities.

  Periods of Free/Reduced Rents – The Company also determined that its past practice of recognizing rent expense (income) was not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. When the terms of an operating lease provide for free rent periods and/or rent escalation provisions, the lessee (lessor) is required to record straight-line rent expense (income) beginning on the date when the lessee takes (relinquishes) possession or control of the property. Previously, the Company recorded rent expense (income) based on the contractual terms of the underlying lease agreement, beginning on the rent commencement date, without considering the free rent period and/or future rent escalations, if any. The Company now records straight-line rent expense (income) when it takes (relinquishes) possession or control of the leased space, which may begin as many as twelve months before the rent commencement date.  

  The cumulative, life-to-date impact of the restatement adjustments related to periods of free/reduced rents totals $6.7 million and has been recorded as rent expense (income) in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations and deferred rent credits (expense) in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. These adjustments have no impact on “net cash provided by operating activities” during any of the periods restated.

  For all periods restated, investments in auction rate securities have been reclassified from cash and cash equivalents to short-term investments in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets. The reclassification was effected as the securities had stated maturities beyond three months but are priced and traded as short-term instruments due to the liquidity provided through the interest rate reset mechanism of 28 or 35 days. The Company held $6.0 million in auction rate securities as of December 31, 2004 and none as of June 30, 2004. The reclassification also resulted in changes in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows as the

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  purchase and sale of short-term investments previously presented as cash and cash equivalents have been reclassified to investing activities.

  The following tables present a summary of the effects of the restatement adjustments on the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003, Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2004 and June 30, 2004, and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003:

Consolidated Statements of Operations
As previously
reported

Adjustments
As
restated

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2004
 
               
 Cost of sales   $ 125,796   $ 12   $ 125,808  
 Gross profit    119,456    (12 )  119,444  
 Selling expenses    46,676    (20 )  46,656  
 General and administrative expenses    36,041    224    36,265  
 Operating expenses    82,665    204    82,869  
 Operating income    36,791    (216 )  36,575  
 Income before income taxes    37,954    (216 )  37,738  
 Income tax expense    14,688    (84 )  14,604  
   Net income    23,266    (132 )  23,134  

 Basic earnings per share
   $ 0.65   $ -   $ 0.65  
 Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.64   $(0.01 ) $ 0.63  

 Three Months Ended December 31, 2003
 
  
 Cost of sales   $ 124,871   $ 11   $ 124,882  
 Gross profit    116,279    (11 )  116,268  
 Selling expenses    41,221    4    41,225  
 General and administrative expenses    35,946    312    36,258  
 Operating expenses    77,167    316    77,483  
 Operating income    39,112    (327 )  38,785  
 Income before income taxes    39,682    (327 )  39,355  
 Income tax expense    15,284    (126 )  15,158  
   Net income    24,398    (201 )  24,197  
 
 Basic earnings per share     $ 0.65   $ - $ 0.65  
 Diluted earnings per share   $ 0.64   $ (0.01 ) $ 0.63  

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Consolidated Statements of Operations
As previously
reported

Adjustments
As
restated

(in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
Six Months Ended December 31, 2004
 
               
 Cost of sales   $ 245,749   $ 23   $ 245,772  
 Gross profit    229,849    (23 )  229,826  
 Selling expenses    89,889    (37 )  89,852  
 General and administrative expenses    72,153    510    72,663  
 Operating expenses    161,823    473    162,296  
 Operating income    68,026    (496 )  67,530  
 Income before income taxes    68,985    (496 )  68,489  
 Income tax expense    26,790    (193 )  26,597  
   Net income    42,195    (303 )  41,892  

 Basic earnings per share
   $ 1.18   $ (0.01 ) $ 1.17  
 Diluted earnings per share   $ 1.15   $(0.01 ) $ 1.14  

 Six Months Ended December 31, 2003
 
  
 Cost of sales   $ 239,193   $ 22   $ 239,215  
 Gross profit    224,722    (22 )  224,700  
 Selling expenses    85,830    10    85,840  
 General and administrative expenses    71,468    697    72,165  
 Operating expenses    157,034    707    157,741  
 Operating income    67,688    (729 )  66,959  
 Income before income taxes    70,328    (729 )  69,599  
 Income tax expense    26,991    (279 )  26,712  
   Net income    43,337    (450 )  42,887  
 
 Basic earnings per share   $ 1.16   $(0.01 ) $ 1.15  
 Diluted earnings per share   $ 1.13   $ (0.01 ) $ 1.12  

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Consolidated Balance Sheets
As previously
reported

Adjustments
As
restated

(in thousands)
 
December 31, 2004                
 
 Cash and cash equivalents   $ 33,045   $(6,000 ) $ 27,045  
 Short-term investments    -    6,000    6,000  
 Deferred income taxes    25,386    3,072    28,458  
 Total current assets    284,138    3,072    287,210  
 Property, plant and equipment, net    274,542    96    274,638  
 Other assets    3,163    605    3,768  
 Total assets    642,823    3,773    646,596  
 Other long-term liabilities    1,037    8,717    9,754  
 Total liabilities    186,901    8,717    195,618  
 Retained earnings    445,488    (4,944 )  440,544  
 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity    642,823    3,773    646,596  
 
June 30, 2004   
 
 Cash and cash equivalents   $ 27,528   $ -   $ 27,528  
 Short-term investments    -    -    -  
 Deferred income taxes    26,026    2,879    28,905  
 Total current assets    295,582    2,879    298,461  
 Property, plant and equipment, net    277,021    416    277,437  
 Other assets    1,790    641    2,431  
 Total assets    654,431    3,936    658,367  
 Other long-term liabilities    1,205    8,576    9,781  
 Total liabilities    193,651    8,576    202,227  
 Retained earnings    414,041    (4,640 )  409,401  
 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity    654,431    3,936    658,367  

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
As previously
reported

Adjustments
As
restated

(in thousands)
Six Months Ended December 31, 2004                
 
 Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 66,808   $ -   $ 66,808  
 Net cash used in investing activities    (9,579 )  (6,000 )  (15,579 )
 
Six Months Ended December 31, 2003   
 
 Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 76,536   $ 499   $ 77,035  
 Net cash used in investing activities    (3,906 )  (27,499 )  (31,405 )

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(4)        Employee Stock Plans

  The Company’s 1992 Stock Option Plan (the “Plan”) is accounted for in accordance with the recognition and measurement provisions of Accounting Principles Board Opinion (“APB”) No. 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees, and related interpretations, which employs the intrinsic value method of measuring compensation cost. Accordingly, compensation expense is not recognized for fixed stock options if the exercise price of the option equals the fair value of the underlying stock at the grant date. For certain stock-based awards, where the exercise price is equal to zero, the fair value of the award, measured at the grant date, is amortized to compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the vesting period. In addition, other stock-based award programs provided for under the Plan may also result in the recognition of compensation expense (benefit) to the extent they are deemed to be variable (as that term is defined in APB No. 25) in nature.

  Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 123, Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation, encourages recognition of the fair value of all stock-based awards on the date of grant as expense over the vesting period. However, as permitted by SFAS No. 123, the Company continues to apply the intrinsic value-based method of accounting prescribed by APB Opinion No. 25 and discloses certain pro-forma amounts as if the fair value approach of SFAS No. 123 had been applied.

  In December 2002, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued SFAS No. 148, Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation-Transition and Disclosure, an amendment of SFAS No. 123, to provide alternative methods of transition for a voluntary change to the fair value method of accounting for stock-based employee compensation. In addition, this standard amends the disclosure requirements of SFAS No. 123 by requiring more prominent pro-forma disclosures in both the annual and interim financial statements. The following table, which addresses the disclosure requirements of SFAS No. 148, illustrates the effect on net income and earnings per share as if the fair value recognition provisions of SFAS No. 123 had been applied to all outstanding and unvested awards in each period.

  The Company employs the Black-Scholes option-pricing model for purposes of estimating the fair value of stock options granted.

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Six Months Ended
December 31,
  2004
2003
2004
2003
(as restated, see note 3)
(in thousands, except per share data)                           
 
Net income as reported     $ 23,134   $ 24,197   $ 41,892   $ 42,887  
 
Add: Stock-based employee compensation
   expense (benefit) included in reported
   net income, net of related tax effects
    107    64    155    105  
Deduct: Stock-based employee compensation
   expense determined under the fair value-
   based method for all awards granted since
   July 1, 1995, net of related tax effects
    (1,766 )  (1,337 )  (3,365 )  (2,343 )




Pro forma net income   $ 21,475   $ 22,924   $ 38,682   $ 40,649  




Net income per share:  
   Basic - as reported   $ 0.65   $ 0.65   $ 1.17   $ 1.15  




   Basic - pro forma   $ 0.60   $ 0.62   $ 1.08   $ 1.09  




   Diluted - as reported   $ 0.63   $ 0.63   $ 1.14   $ 1.12  




   Diluted - pro forma   $ 0.59   $ 0.60   $ 1.06   $ 1.07  





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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(5)       Inventories

  Inventories at December 31, 2004 and June 30, 2004 are summarized as follows (in thousands):

December 31,
2004

June 30,
2004

Finished goods     $ 129,181   $ 148,240  
Work in process    10,153    10,840  
Raw materials    31,783    27,815  


    $ 171,117   $ 186,895  


  Inventories are presented net of a related valuation allowance of $3.5 million at December 31, 2004 and $3.2 million at June 30, 2004.

(6)       Restructuring and Impairment Charges

  In recent years, the Company has developed, announced and executed plans to consolidate its manufacturing operations as part of an overall strategy to maximize production efficiencies and maintain its competitive advantage.

  In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004, the Company announced a plan to close and consolidate two of its manufacturing facilities. The plants, both involved in the production of wood case goods furniture, were located in Boonville, New York and Bridgewater, Virginia. The plant closures resulted in a headcount reduction totaling approximately 460 employees; 270 employees effective June 25, 2004, and 190 employees throughout the first quarter of fiscal 2005. A pre-tax restructuring and impairment charge of $12.8 million was recorded for costs associated with these plant closings, of which $4.5 million was related to employee severance and benefits and other plant exit costs, and $8.3 million was related to fixed asset impairment charges, primarily for real property and machinery and equipment associated with the closed facilities.

  During the three months ended December 31, 2004, the final cash payments related to these plant closings were made. In addition, adjustments totaling $0.1 million were recorded to reverse the remaining previously established accruals which were no longer deemed necessary. As of December 31, 2004, all related accruals have been reduced to zero.

(7)       Business Acquisitions

  During the three months ended December 31, 2004, the Company acquired one Ethan Allen retail store from an independent retailer for total consideration of approximately $0.8 million. As a result of this acquisition, the Company (i) recorded additional inventory of $0.6 million and other assets of $0.1 million, and (ii) assumed customer deposits of $0.5 million and accounts payable and other liabilities of $0.1 million. Goodwill associated with this acquisition totaled $0.6 million and represents the premium paid to the seller related to the acquired business (i.e. market presence) and other fair value adjustments to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  A summary of the Company’s allocation of purchase price is provided below (in thousands):

Nature of acquisition       1 store
Total consideration   $ 825  
Assets acquired and  
 liabilities assumed:  
  Inventory    631  
  PP&E and other assets    128  
  Customer deposits    (523 )
  A/P and other liabilities    (50 )

Goodwill   $ 639  

  No acquisitions occurred during the three or six months ended December 31, 2003.

(8)       Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

  On July 1, 2001, the Company adopted SFAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. As of December 31, 2004, the Company had goodwill, including product technology, of $61.3 million and other identifiable intangible assets of $19.7 million. Comparable balances as of June 30, 2004 were $60.3 million and $19.7 million, respectively.

  Goodwill in the wholesale and retail segments was $27.5 million and $33.8 million, respectively, at December 31, 2004 and $27.5 million and $32.8 million, respectively, at June 30, 2004. The wholesale segment, at both dates, includes additional intangible assets of $19.7 million. These assets represent Ethan Allen trade names which are considered to have indefinite useful lives.

  In accordance with Statement 142, the Company does not amortize goodwill and other intangible assets but, rather, evaluates such assets for impairment on an annual basis and between annual tests whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the goodwill or other intangible asset may exceed its fair value. The Company conducts its required annual impairment test during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year. No impairment losses have been recorded on the Company's goodwill or other intangible assets as a result of applying the provisions of Statement 142.

(9)       Litigation

  The Company and its subsidiaries are subject to various environmental laws and regulations. Under these laws, the Company and/or its subsidiaries are, or may be, required to remove or mitigate the effects on the environment of the disposal or release of certain hazardous materials.

  As of December 31, 2004, the Company and/or its subsidiaries has been named as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”) with respect to the remediation of four active sites currently listed, or proposed for inclusion, on the National Priorities List (“NPL”) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, (“CERCLA”). The sites are located in Lyndonville, Vermont; Southington, Connecticut; High Point, North Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia.

  With respect to the Lyndonville, Vermont site, the Company has substantially resolved its liability by completing remedial construction activities. The Company continues to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and has obtained its certificate of construction completion, subject to certain limited conditions.The Company does not anticipate incurring significant costs with respect to the Southington, Connecticut and High Point, North Carolina sites as it believes that it is not a major contributor based on the very small volume of waste generated by the Company in relation to total volume at those sites. Specifically, with respect to the Southington site, the Company’s volumetric share is less than 1% of over 51

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  million gallons disposed of at the site and there are more than 1,000 PRPs. With respect to the High Point site, the Company’s volumetric share is less than 1% of over 18 million gallons disposed of at the site and there are more than 2,000 PRPs, including 1,100 “de-minimis” parties (of which Ethan Allen is one). With respect to the Atlanta site, a former solvent recycling/reclamation facility, the Company’s volumetric share is currently under review, but it is believed to consist of less than 1% of over 20 million gallons disposed of at the site by more than 1,700 PRPs. In all three cases, the other PRPs consist of local, regional, national and multi-national companies.

  Liability under CERCLA may be joint and several. As such, to the extent certain named PRPs are unable, or unwilling, to accept responsibility and pay their apportioned costs, the Company could be required to pay in excess of its’ pro rata share of incurred remediation costs. The Company’s understanding of the financial strength of other PRPs has been considered, where appropriate, in the determination of the Company’s estimated liability.

  In addition, in July 2000, the Company was notified by the State of New York (the “State”) that it may be named a PRP in a separate, unrelated matter with respect to a site located in Carroll, New York. To date, no further notice has been received from the State and an initial environmental study has not yet been conducted at this site.

  As of December 31, 2004, the Company believes that established reserves related to these environmental contingencies are adequate to cover probable and reasonably estimable costs associated with the remediation and restoration of these sites.

  Ethan Allen is subject to other federal, state and local environmental protection laws and regulations and is involved, from time to time, in investigations and proceedings regarding environmental matters. Such investigations and proceedings typically concern air emissions, water discharges, and/or management of solid and hazardous wastes. The Company believes that its facilities are in material compliance with all such applicable laws and regulations.

  Regulations issued under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 required the industry to reformulate certain furniture finishes or institute process changes to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds. Compliance with many of these requirements has been facilitated through the introduction of high solids coating technology and alternative formulations. In addition, the Company has instituted a variety of technical and procedural controls, including reformulation of finishing materials to reduce toxicity, implementation of high velocity low pressure spray systems, development of storm water protection plans and controls, and further development of related inspection/audit teams, all of which have served to reduce emissions per unit of production. Ethan Allen remains committed to implementing new waste minimization programs and/or enhancing existing programs with the objective of (i) reducing the volume of waste, (ii) limiting the liability associated with waste disposal, and (iii) continuously improving environmental and job safety programs on the factory floor which serve to minimize emissions and safety risks for employees. The Company will continue to evaluate the most appropriate, cost effective, control technologies for finishing operations and design production methods to reduce the use of hazardous materials in the manufacturing process.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

(10)        Earnings Per Share

  Basic and diluted earnings per share are calculated using the following weighted average share data (in thousands):

  Three Months Ended
December 31,
Six Months Ended
December 31,
  2004
2003
2004
2003
Weighted average common shares
  outstanding for basic calculation
    35,601    37,269    35,906    37,248  

Effect of dilutive stock options
  and awards
    963    1,151    925    1,085  




Weighted average common shares
  outstanding, adjusted for diluted
  calculation
    36,564    38,420    36,831    38,333  




  As of December 31, 2004 and 2003, stock options to purchase 99,579 and 9,506 shares of common stock, respectively, had exercise prices which exceeded the average market price of the Company’s common stock for the corresponding period. These options have been excluded from the respective diluted earnings per share calculation as their impact is anti-dilutive.

(11)      Comprehensive Income

  Total comprehensive income represents the sum of net income and items of “other comprehensive income or loss” that are reported directly in equity. Such items may include foreign currency translation adjustments, minimum pension liability adjustments, fair value adjustments on certain derivative instruments, and unrealized gains and losses on certain investments in debt and equity securities. The Company has reported its total comprehensive income in the Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Equity.

  The Company’s accumulated other comprehensive income, which is attributable solely to foreign currency translation adjustments, was $1.2 million at December 31, 2004 and $0.6 million at June 30, 2004. These amounts are the result of changes in foreign currency exchange rates related to the operations of 5 Ethan Allen-owned retail stores located in Canada. Foreign currency translation adjustments exclude income tax expense (benefit) given that the earnings of non-U.S. subsidiaries are deemed to be reinvested for an indefinite period of time.

(12)      Segment Information

  The Company’s reportable segments represent strategic business areas which, although they operate separately, both offer the Company’s complete line of home furnishings through their own distinctive services. The Company’s operations are classified into two such segments: wholesale and retail.

  The wholesale segment is principally involved in the development of the Ethan Allen brand, which encompasses the design, manufacture, domestic and off-shore sourcing, sale and distribution of a full range of home furnishings to a network of independently-owned and Ethan Allen-owned stores as well as related marketing and awareness efforts. Wholesale profitability includes the wholesale gross margin, which is earned on wholesale sales to all retail stores, including Ethan Allen-owned stores.

  The retail segment sells home furnishings to consumers through a network of Company-owned stores. Retail profitability includes the retail gross margin, which

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  represents the difference between retail sales price and the cost of goods purchased from the wholesale segment.

  While the manner in which the Company’s home furnishings are marketed and sold is consistent, the nature of the underlying recorded sales (i.e. wholesale versus retail) and the specific services that each operating segment provides (i.e. wholesale manufacture and distribution versus retail sales) are different.

  Within the wholesale segment, the Company maintains revenue information according to each respective product line (i.e. case goods, upholstery, or home accessories and other). A breakdown of wholesale sales by these product lines for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003 is provided below:

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Six Months Ended
December 31,
2004
2003
2004
2003
Case Goods       49 %   52 %   50 %   52 %
Upholstered Products    37    35    36    34  
Home Accessories and Other    14    13    14    14  




     100 %  100 %  100 %  100 %




  Revenue information by product line is not readily available within the retail segment as it is not practicable. However, because wholesale production and sales are matched, for the most part, to incoming orders, the Company believes that the allocation of retail sales would be similar to that of the wholesale segment.

  The Company evaluates performance of the respective segments based upon revenues and operating income. Inter-segment eliminations result, primarily, from the wholesale sale of inventory to the retail segment, including the related profit margin. Inter-segment eliminations also include items not allocated to reportable segments.

  The following table presents segment information for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003 (in thousands):

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Six Months Ended
December 31,
  2004
2003
2004
2003
  (as restated, see note 3) (as restated, see note 3)
Net Sales:                    
Wholesale segment   $ 161,335   $ 163,704   $ 322,650   $ 322,623  
Retail segment    155,830    149,611    297,540    282,267  
Elimination of inter-company sales    (71,913 )  (72,165 )  (144,592 )  (140,975 )




  Consolidated Total   $ 245,252   $ 241,150   $ 475,598   $ 463,915  




Operating Income:  
Wholesale segment   $ 26,765   $ 30,247   $ 55,019   $ 57,268  
Retail segment    5,985    5,685    8,950    5,443  
Elimination of inter-company profit (1)    3,825    2,853    3,561    4,248  




  Consolidated Total   $ 36,575   $ 38,785   $ 67,530   $ 66,959  




Capital Expenditures:  
Wholesale segment   $ 1,724   $ 1,839   $ 3,018   $ 3,707  
Retail segment    6,212    3,392    12,398    6,033  
Acquisitions (2)    696    -    750    -  




  Consolidated Total   $ 8,632   $ 5,231   $ 16,166   $ 9,740  




See footnotes on following page.

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  December 31,
2004

June 30,
2004

  (as restated, see note 3) (as restated, see note 3)
     
Total Assets:                
Wholesale segment     $ 382,898   $ 387,041  
Retail segment    291,219    302,043  
Inventory profit elimination (3)    (27,521 )  (30,717 )


  Consolidated Total   $ 646,596   $ 658,367  


    (1) Represents the change in the elimination entry necessary to adjust for the embedded wholesale profit contained in Ethan Allen-owned store inventory existing at the end of the period. See item 3 below.
    (2) For the three and six months ended December 31, 2004, acquisitions include the purchase of 1 retail store. There were no acquisitions completed during the three or six months ended December 31, 2003.
    (3) Represents the embedded wholesale profit contained in Ethan Allen-owned store inventory that has not yet been realized. These profits are realized when the related inventory is sold.

  At December 31, 2004, there were 31 Ethan Allen retail stores located outside the United States, of which 26 were independently-owned. The Company’s net sales derived from sales to non-domestic, independently-owned retail stores totaled less than 2% of consolidated sales for the three and six month periods ended December 31, 2004 and 2003.

(13)     Subsequent Events

  The Company has been authorized by its Board of Directors to repurchase its common stock, from time to time, either directly or through agents, in the open market at prices and on terms satisfactory to the Company. As of December 31, 2004, the Company had a remaining Board authorization to purchase 2.0 million shares. Subsequent to December 31, 2004 and through February 3, 2005, the Company repurchased, in five separate open market transactions, an additional 188,000 shares of its common stock at a total cost of $6.7 million, representing an average price per share of $35.70. All of the Company’s common stock repurchases and retirements are recorded as treasury stock and result in a reduction of shareholders’ equity.

(14)      Recent Accounting Pronouncements

  In November 2004, the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) reached a consensus on EITF Issue No. 03-13, Applying the Conditions in Paragraph 42 of FASB Statement No. 144 in Determining Whether to Report Discontinued Operations. EITF 03-13 provides guidance to be used in evaluating whether the criteria in paragraph 42 of SFAS No. 144, Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets, have been met for purposes of classifying the results of operations of a component of an entity that either has been disposed of or is classified as held for sale as discontinued operations. The model set forth within the Issue assists in evaluating (i) which cash flows should be considered in the determination of whether cash flows of the disposal component have been or will be eliminated from the ongoing operations of the entity, and (ii) the types of continuing involvement that constitute significant continuing involvement in the operations of the disposal component. The consensus is effective for components classified as held for sale or disposed of in fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2004. The Company does not anticipate that the adoption of EITF 03-13 will have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, liquidity, or results of operations.

  In November 2004, the FASB issued SFAS No. 151, Inventory Costs, serving to amend Accounting Research Bulletin (“ARB”) No. 43, Chapter 4, Inventory Pricing. Statement 151 clarifies the accounting for abnormal amounts of idle facility expense, freight, handling costs, and wasted material (spoilage), requiring that such items be recognized as current-period charges regardless of whether they meet the ‘so abnormal’

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Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

  criterion previously outlined in ARB No. 43. The standard also introduces the concept of ‘normal capacity’ and requires the allocation of fixed production overheads to inventory based on the normal capacity of the production facilities. Unallocated overheads must be recognized as an expense in the period in which they are incurred. Statement 151 is effective for inventory costs incurred during fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2005 (fiscal 2006 for the Company). The Company has not yet determined the impact, if any, of adopting this standard on the Company’s consolidated financial position, liquidity, and results of operations.

  In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS No. 123 (Revised 2004), Share-Based Payment (“SFAS 123(R)”). SFAS 123(R) replaces SFAS No. 123, Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation, and supercedes APB Opinion No. 25, Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees, requiring compensation costs related to share-based payment transactions, including employee stock options, to be recognized in the financial statements. With limited exceptions, the amount of compensation cost will be measured based on the grant-date fair value of the equity or liability instruments issued. Compensation cost will be recognized over the period that an employee provides service in exchange for the award, typically the vesting period. Statement 123(R) is effective as of the first interim or annual reporting period beginning after June 15, 2005. The Company has not yet determined the impact, if any, of adopting this standard on the Company’s consolidated financial position, liquidity, and results of operations.

  In December 2004, the FASB staff issued FASB Staff Position (“FSP”) FAS 109-1, Application of FASB Statement No. 109, Accounting for Income Taxes, to the Tax Deduction on Qualified Production Activities Provided by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. The FSP states that the manufacturers’ deduction provided for under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the “Act”) should be accounted for as a special deduction in accordance with Statement 109 and not as a tax rate reduction. A special deduction is accounted for by recording the benefit of the deduction in the year in which it can be taken in the Company’s tax return, and not by adjusting deferred tax assets and liabilities in the period of the Act’s enactment (which would be the case if the deduction for qualified production activities were treated as a change in enacted tax rates). The FSP was effective upon issuance. However, the provisions of the Act are not effective for the Company until its 2005 tax year which begins on July 1, 2005. As such, the Company is still reviewing the provisions of the Act, as well as the guidance provided in FSP FAS 109-1, in order to determine the impact, if any, on the Company’s consolidated financial position, liquidity, and results of operations.

  In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS No. 153, Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets — an amendment of APB Opinion No. 29. The Statement amends APB Opinion No. 29, Accounting for Nonmonetary Transactions, to eliminate the exception for nonmonetary exchanges of similar productive assets and, instead, replaces it with a general exception for exchanges of nonmonetary assets that do not have commercial substance. A nonmonetary exchange is deemed to have commercial substance if the future cash flows of the entity are expected to change significantly as a result of the exchange. The Statement is effective for nonmonetary asset exchanges occurring in fiscal periods beginning after June 15, 2005. The Company does not anticipate that the adoption of SFAS No. 153 will have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, liquidity, or results of operations.

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Item 2.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

        The following discussion of financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with (i) the Consolidated Financial Statements of the Company, and notes thereto, as set forth in this Form 10-Q and (ii) the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2004, including any amendments thereto.

Forward-Looking Statements

        Management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and other sections of this Quarterly Report contain forward-looking statements relating to future results of the Company. Such forward-looking statements are identified by use of forward-looking words such as “anticipates”, “believes”, “plans”, “estimates”, “expects”, and “intends” or words or phrases of similar expression. These forward-looking statements are subject to management decisions and various assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: changes in political and economic conditions; changes in demand for the Company’s products; acceptance of new products; changes in conditions in the various geographic markets where the Company does business; technology developments affecting the Company’s products; changes in laws and regulations; and those matters discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, actual circumstances and results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements.

Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements

        On February 7, 2005, the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a letter to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants expressing its views regarding certain operating lease accounting issues and their application under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The Company’s management subsequently initiated a review of its lease-related accounting practices and determined that the manner in which it accounted for (i) the amortization of leasehold improvements, (ii) landlord/tenant incentives (specifically, construction allowances), and (iii) the recognition of rent expense (income) when the lease term in an operating lease contains periods of free or reduced rents (i.e. “rent holidays” and/or rent escalation provisions) were not consistent with the views expressed by the SEC and/or the applicable accounting guidance.

        Adjustments related to the Company’s accounting for leases (collectively, the “restatement adjustments”) do not materially impact the Company’s historical or future cash flows or the timing or amount of its lease payments, as they represent non-cash changes in accounting treatment. Furthermore, the restatement adjustments have no impact on previously reported revenue, same store sales, cash balances, inventory, or compliance with any of the Company’s debt covenants, and such adjustments are not expected to have any material impact on future earnings.

        A discussion of each of the aforementioned lease accounting matters is presented below:

        Amortization of Leasehold Improvements – The Company’s long-standing policy with respect to the amortization of leasehold improvements is to assign depreciable lives based on the underlying lease term, or the asset’s estimated useful life, whichever is shorter. As a result of its review, however, the Company identified several leasehold improvements (dating back as far as 1991) which were, at the time they were initially recorded, inappropriately assigned depreciable lives in excess of the underlying lease term, effectively serving to understate previously recorded depreciation expense. The leasehold improvement restatement adjustments have been recorded as depreciation expense in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and accumulated depreciation in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. These adjustments have no impact on “net cash provided by operating activities” during any of the periods restated.

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        Landlord/Tenant Incentives – The Company determined that the manner in which it accounted for construction allowances was not in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Technical Bulletin No. 88-1, “Issues Relating to Accounting for Leases” (“FTB No. 88-1”), which states that lease incentives should be treated by the lessee as a reduction of rental expense and amortized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease in accordance with FTB No. 85-3, “Accounting for Operating Leases with Scheduled Rent Increases”. Accordingly, in connection with the restatement adjustments, the Company has reflected a liability in its Consolidated Balance Sheets for the unamortized portion of construction allowances (deferred lease incentives) which are to be amortized over the lease term on a straight-line basis as a reduction of rent expense. The Company had previously recorded these allowances as a reduction of the related fixed assets within property, plant and equipment, amortizing them over the lease term as a reduction of depreciation expense.

        The restatement adjustments arising as a result of the Company’s past accounting for construction allowances do not affect the income statement classification of related amounts as both depreciation and rent expense are presented within general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Cash receipts associated with construction allowances, which were previously reflected in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows as a reduction of the related capital expenditures within investing activities, have, instead, been appropriately reflected within operating activities.

        Periods of Free/Reduced Rents – The Company also determined that its past practice of recognizing rent expense (income) was not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. When the terms of an operating lease provide for free rent periods and/or rent escalation provisions, the lessee (lessor) is required to record straight-line rent expense (income) beginning on the date when the lessee takes (relinquishes) possession or control of the property. Previously, the Company recorded rent expense (income) based on the contractual terms of the underlying lease agreement, beginning on the rent commencement date, without considering the free rent period and/or future rent escalations, if any. The Company now records straight-line rent expense (income) when it takes (relinquishes) possession or control of the leased space, which may begin as many as twelve months before the rent commencement date.  

        The restatement adjustments related to periods of free/reduced rents have been recorded as rent expense (income) in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations and deferred rent credits (expense) in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. These adjustments have no impact on “net cash provided by operating activities” during any of the periods restated.

        For all periods restated, investments in auction rate securities have been reclassified from cash and cash equivalents to short-term investments in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets. The reclassification was effected as the securities had stated maturities beyond three months but are priced and traded as short-term instruments due to the liquidity provided through the interest rate reset mechanism of 28 or 35 days. The Company held $6.0 million in auction rate securities as of December 31, 2004 and none as of June 30, 2004. The reclassification also resulted in changes in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows as the purchase and sale of short-term investments previously presented as cash and cash equivalents have been reclassified to investing activities.

        See Note 3 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003 for a summary of the effects of the restatement adjustments on the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003, Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2004 and June 30, 2004, and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003. The information provided in the accompanying Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations reflects the effect of the restatement adjustments.

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Critical Accounting Policies

        The Company’s consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America which require, in some cases, that certain estimates and assumptions be made that affect the amounts and disclosures reported in those financial statements and the related accompanying notes. Estimates are based on currently known facts and circumstances, prior experience and other assumptions believed to be reasonable. Management uses its best judgment in valuing these estimates and may, as warranted, solicit external advice. Actual results could differ from these estimates, assumptions and judgments and these differences could be material. The following critical accounting policies, some of which are impacted significantly by estimates, assumptions and judgments, affect the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

        Inventories – Inventories (finished goods, work in process and raw materials) are stated at the lower of cost, determined on a first-in, first-out basis, or market. Cost is determined based solely on those charges incurred in the acquisition and production of the related inventory (i.e. material, labor and manufacturing overhead costs). The Company estimates an inventory reserve for excess quantities and obsolete items based on specific identification and historical write-offs, taking into account future demand and market conditions. If actual demand or market conditions in the future are less favorable than those estimated, additional inventory write-downs may be required.

        Revenue Recognition – Revenue is recognized when all of the following have occurred: persuasive evidence of a sales arrangement exists (e.g. a wholesale purchase order or retail sales invoice); the sales arrangement specifies a fixed or determinable sales price; product is shipped or services are provided to the customer; and collectibility is reasonably assured. This occurs upon the shipment of goods to independent retailers or, in the case of Ethan Allen-owned retail stores, upon delivery to the customer. Recorded sales provide for estimated returns and allowances. The Company permits retail customers to return defective products and incorrect shipments, and terms offered by the Company are standard for the industry.

        Allowance for Doubtful Accounts – The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of its customers to make required payments. The allowance for doubtful accounts is based on a review of specifically identified accounts in addition to an overall aging analysis. Judgments are made with respect to the collectibility of accounts receivable based on historical experience and current economic trends. Actual losses could differ from those estimates.

        Retail Store Acquisitions — The Company accounts for the acquisition of retail stores and related assets in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 141, Business Combinations, which requires application of the purchase method for all business combinations initiated after June 30, 2001. Accounting for these transactions as purchase business combinations requires the allocation of purchase price paid to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their fair values as of the date of the acquisition. The amount paid in excess of the fair value of net assets acquired is accounted for as goodwill.

        Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and Goodwill — The Company periodically evaluates whether events or circumstances have occurred that indicate that long-lived assets may not be recoverable or that the remaining useful life may warrant revision. When such events or circumstances are present, the Company assesses the recoverability of long-lived assets by determining whether the carrying value will be recovered through the expected undiscounted future cash flows resulting from the use of the asset. In the event the sum of the expected undiscounted future cash flows is less than the carrying value of the asset, an impairment loss equal to the excess of the asset’s carrying value over its fair value is recorded. The long-term nature of these assets requires the estimation of its cash inflows and outflows several years into the future and only takes into consideration technological advances known at the time of the impairment test.

        In accordance with SFAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, goodwill and other intangible assets are to be evaluated for impairment on an annual basis and between

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annual tests whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of the goodwill or other intangible asset may exceed its fair value. The Company conducts its required annual impairment test during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year. The impairment test uses a discounted cash flow model to estimate fair value. This model requires the use of long-term planning forecasts and assumptions regarding industry-specific economic conditions that are outside the control of the Company.

        Business Insurance Reserves – The Company has insurance programs in place to cover workers’ compensation and property/casualty claims. The insurance programs, which are funded through self-insured retention, are subject to various stop-loss limitations. The Company accrues estimated losses using actuarial models and assumptions based on historical loss experience. Although management believes that the insurance reserves are adequate, the reserve estimates are based on historical experience, which may not be indicative of current and future losses. In addition, the actuarial calculations used to estimate insurance reserves are based on numerous assumptions, some of which are subjective. The Company adjusts insurance reserves, as needed, in the event that future loss experience differs from historical loss patterns.

        Other Loss Reserves – The Company has a number of other potential loss exposures incurred in the ordinary course of business such as environmental claims, product liability, litigation, tax liabilities, restructuring charges, and the recoverability of deferred income tax benefits. Establishing loss reserves for these matters requires management’s estimate and judgment with regard to maximum risk exposure and ultimate liability or realization. As a result, these estimates are often developed with the Company’s counsel, or other appropriate advisors, and are based on management’s current understanding of the underlying facts and circumstances. Because of uncertainties related to the ultimate outcome of these issues or the possibilities of changes in the underlying facts and circumstances, additional charges (or credits) related to these matters could be required in the future.

Results of Operations

        Ethan Allen’s revenues are comprised of (i) wholesale sales to independently-owned and Company-owned retail stores and (ii) retail sales of Company-owned stores. See Note 12 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003.

        The components of consolidated revenue and operating income were as follows (in millions):

Three Months Ended
December 31,
Six Months Ended
December 31,
2004
2003
2004
2003
(as restated,
see note 3)
(as restated,
see note 3)
Revenue:                    
Wholesale segment     $ 161.3   $ 163.7   $ 322.7   $ 322.6  
Retail segment       155.8     149.6     297.5     282.3  
Elimination of inter-company sales    (71.9 )  (72.1 )  (144.6 )  (141.0 )




    Consolidated Revenue   $ 245.2   $ 241.2   $ 475.6   $ 463.9  




Operating Income:  
Wholesale segment   $ 26.8   $ 30.2   $ 55.0   $ 57.3  
Retail segment    6.0    5.7    8.9    5.4  
Elimination of inter-company profit(1)    3.8    2.9    3.6    4.3  




    Consolidated Operating Income   $ 36.6   $ 38.8   $ 67.5   $ 67.0  





  (1) Adjustment represents the change in the elimination entry for profit in ending inventory.

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Quarter Ended December 31, 2004 Compared to Quarter Ended December 31, 2003

        Consolidated revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2004 increased by $4.0 million, or 1.7%, to $245.2 million, from $241.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2003. Net sales for the period reflect the delivery of product associated with booked orders and related backlog existing as of the end of the preceding quarter. The increase in net sales for the period was due, primarily, to the continued expansion and strategic re-positioning of the Company’s retail segment and the success of recent product introductions. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in wholesale sales volume as a result of the decline in the related incoming order rate noted during the first quarter of fiscal 2005.

        Total wholesale revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 decreased by $2.4 million, or 1.4%, to $161.3 million from $163.7 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2004. The decrease was attributable to the decline in the incoming order rate noted during the prior quarter, particularly within the Company’s case goods operations, as compared to the same period in the prior year. This decrease was partially offset by increased revenue attributable to increased throughput within the Company’s upholstery operations and improved service position, resulting in shorter delivery cycle times, within certain imported product lines.

        Total retail revenue from Ethan Allen-owned stores for the three months ended December 31, 2004 increased by $6.2 million, or 4.2%, to $155.8 million from $149.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2003. The increase in retail sales by Ethan Allen-owned stores was attributable to an increase in sales generated by newly opened (including relocated) or acquired stores of $6.0 million, and an increase in comparable store delivered sales of $2.5 million, or 1.8%, partially offset by a decrease resulting from sold and closed stores, which generated $2.3 million fewer sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2005 as compared to the same period in fiscal 2004. The number of Ethan Allen-owned stores increased to 124 as of December 31, 2004 as compared to 121 as of December 31, 2003. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2004, the Company acquired 5 stores from, and sold 3 stores to, independent retailers, closed 3 stores, and opened 1 store. The Company-owned store count at December 31, 2004 also reflects the net addition of 3 stores stemming from Ethan Allen’s acquisition of the 25% minority interest in a joint venture previously established in 1998 between the Company and an independent retailer. While the operations of these stores have been reflected in the Company’s consolidated financial statements since inception of the joint venture as a result of the Company’s 75% majority ownership, the stores were not previously included in the Company’s store count due to the fact that they were independently managed.

        Comparable stores are those which have been operating for at least 15 months. Minimal net sales, derived from the delivery of customer ordered product, are generated during the first three months of operations of newly opened stores. Stores acquired from retailers by Ethan Allen are included in comparable store sales in their 13th full month of Ethan Allen-owned operations.

        Total booked orders, which include wholesale orders and written business of Ethan Allen-owned retail stores, increased 4.7% from the prior year quarter. Quarter-over-quarter, wholesale orders increased 3.5% while Ethan Allen-owned store written business increased 8.2% and comparable store written business increased 5.7%. The increase in retail written sales during the current quarter was likely attributable to improvements in consumer confidence noted since completion of the November election, the continued expansion and re-positioning of the Company’s retail segment, and increased distribution of the “Furnishing Solutions by Ethan Allen” direct mail magazine. During the quarter, the Company distributed over 11 million copies of the magazine, representing a 33% increase over historical levels for the period.

        Gross profit increased during the quarter to $119.4 million from $116.3 million in the prior year comparable quarter. The $3.1 million, or 2.7%, increase in gross profit was primarily attributable to (i) an increase in total sales volume, including a higher proportionate share of retail sales to total sales (64% in the current quarter compared to

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62% in the prior year quarter), and (ii) a reduction in costs associated with excess capacity at the Company’s manufacturing facilities. These favorable variances were partially offset by (i) ordinary inefficiencies experienced within the Company’s case goods operations associated with the production of first cuts for new collections, and (ii) the increased cost of selected raw materials, namely lumber, foam, plywood, and steel. Consolidated gross margin increased to 48.7% in the second quarter of fiscal 2005 from 48.2% in the prior year quarter as a result, primarily, of the factors identified previously.

        Operating expenses increased $5.4 million, or 7.0%, to $82.9 million, or 33.8% of net sales, in the current year quarter from $77.5 million, or 32.1% of net sales, in the prior year quarter. This increase was primarily attributable to the continued growth of the retail segment and the higher proportionate share of retail sales to total sales in the current quarter as compared to the prior year quarter. This expansion has resulted in higher costs associated with designer salaries and commissions, credit card fees, occupancy, delivery and warehousing, other managerial salaries and benefits, and advertising. In addition, advertising costs within the wholesale segment increased during the quarter, primarily related to the increased distribution of the Company’s direct mail magazine. These increases were partially offset by cost savings attributable to the closure of selected plant locations in recent periods.

        Operating income for the three months ended December 31, 2004 was $36.6 million, or 14.9% of net sales, compared to $38.8 million, or 16.1% of net sales, for the three months ended December 31, 2003. This represents a decrease of $2.2 million, and was primarily attributable to the higher operating expenses referred to previously, partially offset by the overall increase in gross profit noted during the period.

        Total wholesale operating income for the second quarter of fiscal 2005 was $26.8 million, or 16.6% of net sales, as compared to $30.2 million, or 18.5% of net sales, in the comparable prior year quarter. The decrease of $3.4 million, or 11.4%, was primarily attributable to (i) ordinary inefficiencies experienced within the Company’s case goods operations associated with the production of first cuts for new collections, (ii) the increased cost of selected raw materials, namely lumber, foam, plywood, and steel, (iii) an increase in selling expenses, primarily related to the increased distribution of the Company’s direct mail magazine, and (iv) the decrease in wholesale sales volume. These decreases were partially offset by a reduction in costs associated with excess capacity at the Company’s manufacturing facilities, and cost savings attributable to the closure of selected plant locations in recent periods.

        Operating income for the retail segment increased $0.3 million to $6.0 million, or 3.9% of net sales, for the second quarter of fiscal 2005, as compared to $5.7 million, or 3.8% of net sales, in the prior year period. The increase in retail operating income generated by Ethan Allen-owned stores was primarily attributable to an increase in sales volume and the gain associated with the sale of three Company-owned stores to independent Ethan Allen retailers, partially offset by higher operating expenses related to the continued expansion of the retail network.

        Interest and other miscellaneous income, net for the current quarter increased $0.6 million, to $1.3 million, from $0.7 million in the prior year quarter. The increase was the result of additional income recorded in the current year in connection with the sale of real estate, partially offset by a decrease in interest income associated with the lower cash balances maintained during the current period.

        Income tax expense for the three months ended December 31, 2004 was $14.6 million as compared to $15.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2003. The Company’s effective tax rate for the current quarter was 38.7%, up from 38.5% in the prior year quarter. The higher effective tax rate is the result of recently-enacted changes within certain state tax legislation, and increased state income tax liability arising in connection with the operation of a greater number of Company-owned stores, some of which are located in new jurisdictions.

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        The Company recorded net income of $23.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2004, as compared to $24.2 million in the prior year quarter. Net income per diluted share totaled $0.63 for both periods.

Six Months Ended December 31, 2004 Compared to Six Months Ended December 31, 2003

        Consolidated revenue for the six months ended December 31, 2004 increased by $11.7 million, or 2.5%, to $475.6 million, from $463.9 million for the six months ended December 31, 2003. Net sales for the period reflect the delivery of product associated with booked orders and related backlog existing as of the beginning of the period. The increase in net sales for the period was due, primarily, to the continued expansion and strategic re-positioning of the Company’s retail segment and the success of recent product introductions, partially offset, to some degree, by full implementation of the Company’s “everyday value” pricing strategy.

        Total wholesale revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2005 remained relatively unchanged at $322.7 million when compared to the prior year comparable period. The flat year-over-year results were attributable to a decline in case goods sales volume, offset by increased throughput within the Company’s upholstery operations, and improved service position, resulting in shorter delivery cycle times, within certain imported product lines.

        Total retail revenue from Ethan Allen-owned stores for the six months ended December 31, 2004 increased by $15.2 million, or 5.4%, to $297.5 million from $282.3 million for the six months ended December 31, 2003. The increase in retail sales by Ethan Allen-owned stores was attributable to an increase in sales generated by newly opened (including relocated) or acquired stores of $11.0 million, and an increase in comparable store delivered sales of $8.7 million, or 3.3%, partially offset by a decrease resulting from sold and closed stores, which generated $4.4 million fewer sales during the first six months of fiscal 2005 as compared to the same period in fiscal 2004.

        Total booked orders for the first six months of the current fiscal year, which include wholesale orders and written business of Ethan Allen-owned retail stores, decreased 2.1% from the prior year period. Year-over-year, wholesale orders decreased 4.1% while Ethan Allen-owned store written business increased 3.8% and comparable store written business increased 1.8%. The increase in retail written sales was likely attributable to improvements in consumer confidence, the continued expansion and re-positioning of the Company’s retail segment, and increased distribution of the “Furnishing Solutions by Ethan Allen” direct mail magazine.

        Gross profit increased during the six month period ended December 31, 2004 to $229.8 million from $224.7 million in the prior year comparable period. The $5.1 million, or 2.3%, increase in gross profit was primarily attributable to (i) an increase in total sales volume, including a higher proportionate share of retail sales to total sales (63% in the current period compared to 61% in the prior year period), and (ii) a reduction in costs associated with excess capacity at the Company’s manufacturing facilities. These favorable variances were partially offset by (i) ordinary inefficiencies experienced within the Company’s case goods operations associated with the production of first cuts for new collections, (ii) the increased cost of selected raw materials, namely lumber, foam, plywood, and steel, and (iii) full implementation of the Company’s “everyday pricing” program. Consolidated gross margin decreased slightly to 48.3% in the first six months of fiscal 2005 from 48.4% in the prior year comparable period as a result, primarily, of the factors identified previously.

        Operating expenses increased $4.6 million, or 2.9%, to $162.3 million, or 34.1% of net sales, in the current year period from $157.7 million, or 34.0% of net sales, in the prior year period. This increase was primarily attributable to the continued growth of the retail segment and the higher proportionate share of retail sales to total sales in the current period as compared to the prior year period. This expansion has resulted in higher costs associated with designer salaries and commissions, credit card fees, occupancy, delivery and warehousing, and other managerial salaries and benefits. In

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addition, advertising costs within the wholesale segment increased during the period, primarily related to the increased distribution of the Company’s direct mail magazine. These increases were partially offset by lower expenditures related to national television advertising, and cost savings attributable to the closure of selected plant locations in recent periods.

        Operating income for the six months ended December 31, 2004 was $67.5 million, or 14.2% of net sales, compared to $67.0 million, or 14.4% of net sales, for the six months ended December 31, 2003. This represents an increase of $0.5 million, and was primarily attributable to the overall increase in gross profit noted during the period, partially offset by the higher operating expenses referred to previously.

        Total wholesale operating income for the first six months of fiscal 2005 was $55.0 million, or 17.1% of net sales, as compared to $57.3 million, or 17.8% of net sales, in the comparable prior year period. The decrease of $2.3 million, or 4.0%, was primarily attributable to (i) ordinary inefficiencies experienced within the Company’s case goods operations associated with the production of first cuts for new collections, (ii) the increased cost of selected raw materials, namely lumber, foam, plywood, and steel, (iii) an increase in selling expenses, primarily related to the increased distribution of the Company’s direct mail magazine, and (iv) full implementation of the Company’s “everyday pricing” program. These factors were partially offset by lower expenditures related to national television advertising, a reduction in excess capacity at the Company’s manufacturing facilities, and cost savings attributable to the closure of selected plant locations in recent periods.

        Operating income for the retail segment increased $3.5 million to $8.9 million, or 3.0% of net sales, for the first six months of fiscal 2005, as compared to $5.4 million, or 1.9% of net sales, in the prior year period. The increase in retail operating income generated by Ethan Allen-owned stores was primarily attributable to increased sales volume, partially offset by higher operating expenses related to the continued expansion of the retail network.

        Interest and other miscellaneous income, net for the current six month period decreased $1.7 million, to $1.2 million, from $2.9 million in the prior year period. The decrease was the result of (i) the favorable settlement of an outstanding legal matter recorded during the prior year period, (ii) a decrease in interest income associated with the lower cash balances maintained during the current period, and (iii) an increase in the Company’s share of losses incurred in connection with its United Kingdom joint venture with MFI Furniture Group Plc.

        Income tax expense for the six months ended December 31, 2004 was $26.6 million as compared to $26.7 million for the six months ended December 31, 2003. The Company’s effective tax rate for the current quarter was 38.8%, up from 38.4% in the prior year quarter. The higher effective tax rate is the result of recently-enacted changes within certain state tax legislation, and increased state income tax liability arising in connection with the operation of a greater number of Company-owned stores, some of which are located in new jurisdictions.

        The Company recorded net income of $41.9 million for the first six months of fiscal 2005 as compared to $42.9 million in the prior year comparable period. Net income per diluted share totaled $1.14 for the current period and $1.12 per diluted share in the prior year period.

Financial Condition and Liquidity

        The Company’s principal sources of liquidity include cash and cash equivalents, cash flow from operations and borrowing capacity under a $100.0 million revolving credit facility. In addition to the $100.0 million revolving credit component, the facility includes an accordion feature which provides for an additional $50.0 million of liquidity if needed, as well as sub-facilities for trade and standby letters of credit of $50.0 million and swing-line loans of $3.0 million. The Company does, from time to time, hold investments in auction rate securities which have stated maturities beyond three months

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but are priced and traded as short-term investments due to the liquidity provided through the interest rate reset mechanism of 28 or 35 days. These auction rate securities are classified as short-term investments in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets.

        As of December 31, 2004, the Company maintained cash and short-term investments totaling $33.0 million and outstanding debt and capital lease obligations totaling $4.6 million. The current and long-term portions of the Company’s outstanding debt and capital lease obligations totaled $0.1 million and $4.5 million, respectively, at that date. The Company had no revolving loans outstanding under the credit facility as of December 31, 2004, and trade and standby letters of credit outstanding under the facility at that date totaled $15.7 million. Remaining available borrowing capacity under the facility was $84.3 million at December 31, 2004.

        Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $66.8 million for the first six months of fiscal 2005 as compared to $77.0 million for the first six months of fiscal 2004. The current period decrease of $10.2 million was principally the result of (i) changes in accounts payable ($4.9 million effect), resulting from the ordinary timing of related cash disbursements, including estimated quarterly income tax payments and treasury stock repurchases, (ii) changes in prepaid expenses and other current assets ($4.5 million effect), (iii) changes in customer deposits ($3.0 million effect), (iv) a decrease in net income ($1.0 million effect), and (v) changes in other assets ($1.0 million effect). These unfavorable variances were partially offset by (i) changes in accrued expenses ($2.0 million effect), (ii) additional cash collections related to outstanding accounts receivable ($1.8 million effect), and (iii) changes in inventories ($1.5 million effect).

        The decrease in inventory levels since June 2004 was the result, primarily, of a decline in finished goods and work-in-process inventories. The decrease in finished goods inventories was related, in part, to reductions within certain imported product lines, and is consistent with the increased sales volume noted for the six month period. The decline in work-in-process inventories is attributable to the consolidation of two manufacturing facilities, announced in April 2004, and the related phase-out of those plants’ production during the current period. These decreases were partially offset by an increase in raw material inventories resulting from the purchase of lumber, fabric, and purchased frames in anticipation of future production needs.

        Net cash used in investing activities totaled $15.6 million for the current six month period compared to $31.4 million in the prior year period. The current period decrease of $15.8 million was due, primarily, to a $21.0 million net decrease in cash utilized to fund short-term investment activity and a $2.1 million increase in proceeds related to the sale of three Company-owned stores to independent Ethan Allen retailers. These favorable variances were partially offset by (i) a $5.7 million increase in capital spending, exclusive of acquisitions, to $15.4 million from $9.7 million in the prior year period, (ii) a $1.2 million decline in proceeds from the disposal of certain property, plant and equipment, and (iii) a $0.8 million increase in cash utilized to fund acquisition activity (1 retail store was acquired in the current period as compared to no stores acquired in the prior year period). The current level of capital spending is principally attributable to (i) new store development and renovation, (ii) Company-wide technology initiatives, and (iii) improvements within the Company’s remaining manufacturing facilities. The Company anticipates that cash from operations will be sufficient to fund future capital expenditures.

        Net cash used in financing activities totaled $51.9 million for the six months ended December 31, 2004 as compared to $5.9 million in the prior year period. The current period increase of $46.0 million was the result, primarily, of (i) an increase of $39.1 million in payments related to the acquisition of treasury stock, (ii) an increase in cash utilized to repay outstanding debt of $3.8 million, and (iii) a $2.5 million increase in cash utilized in the payment of dividends.

        On November 16, 2004, the Company declared a dividend of $0.15 per common share, payable on January 25, 2005, to shareholders of record as of January 10, 2005. The Company expects to continue to declare quarterly dividends for the foreseeable future.

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        In addition to using available cash to fund changes in working capital, necessary capital expenditures, acquisition activity, the repayment of debt, and the payment of dividends, the Company has been authorized by its Board of Directors to repurchase its common stock, from time to time, either directly or through agents, in the open market at prices and on terms satisfactory to the Company. The Company also retires shares of unvested restricted stock and, prior to June 30, 2002, repurchased shares of common stock from terminated or retiring employee’s accounts in the Ethan Allen Retirement Savings Plan. All of the Company’s common stock repurchases and retirements are recorded as treasury stock and result in a reduction of shareholders’ equity. During the six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003, the Company repurchased and/or retired the following shares of its common stock:

Six Months Ended
December 31,
2004(1)
2003
Common shares repurchased       1,101,500     -  
Cost to repurchase common shares     $ 38,356,567     -  
Average price per share     $34.82     -  

      (1) The cost to repurchase shares during the first six months of fiscal year 2005 excludes $745,735 in treasury stock purchases with a June 2004 trade date and a July 2004 settlement date.

        For each of the periods presented above, the Company funded its purchases of treasury stock with existing cash on hand and cash generated through current period operations. On November 16, 2004, the Board of Directors increased the share purchase authorization to 2.0 million shares. As of December 31, 2004, the full Board authorization of 2.0 million shares remained.

         Subsequent to December 31, 2004 and through February 3, 2005, the Company repurchased, in five separate open market transactions, an additional 188,000 shares of its common stock at a total cost of $6.7 million, representing an average price per share of $35.70. All of the Company’s common stock repurchases and retirements are recorded as treasury stock and result in a reduction of shareholders’ equity.

        As of December 31, 2004, aggregate scheduled maturities of long-term debt, including capital lease obligations, for each of the next five fiscal years are: $0.2 million in fiscal 2006; $0.1 million in fiscal 2007; $0.1 million in fiscal 2008; $0.1 million in fiscal 2009; and $0.1 million in fiscal 2010. The balance of the Company’s long-term debt and capital lease obligations ($3.9 million) matures in fiscal years 2011 and thereafter. The Company believes that its cash flow from operations, together with its other available sources of liquidity, will be adequate to make all required payments of principal and interest on its debt, to permit anticipated capital expenditures and to fund working capital and other cash requirements. As of December 31, 2004, the Company had working capital of $157.6 million and a current ratio of 2.22 to 1.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements and Other Commitments, Contingencies and Contractual Obligations

        Except as indicated below, the Company does not utilize or employ any off-balance sheet arrangements, including special-purpose entities, in operating its business. As such, the Company does not maintain any (i) retained or contingent interests, (ii) derivative instruments, or (iii) variable interests which could serve as a source of potential risk to its future liquidity, capital resources and results of operations.

        The Company, or its consolidated subsidiaries, may, from time to time in the ordinary course of business, provide guarantees on behalf of selected affiliated entities or become contractually obligated to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of certain business agreements. The nature and extent of these guarantees and obligations may vary based on the underlying relationship of the benefiting party to the Company and the business purpose for which the guarantee or obligation is being provided. Details of those arrangements for which the Company, or any of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, act as guarantor or obligor are provided below.

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Retailer-Related Guarantees

        Ethan Allen Inc. has obligated itself, on behalf of one of its independent retailers, with respect to a $1.5 million credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) comprised of a $1.1 million revolving line of credit and a $0.4 million term loan. This obligation requires the Company, in the event of the retailer’s default under the Credit Facility, to repurchase the retailer’s inventory, applying such purchase price to the retailer’s outstanding indebtedness under the Credit Facility. The Company’s obligation remains in effect for the life of the term loan which expires in April 2008. The maximum potential amount of future payments (undiscounted) that the Company could be required to make under this obligation is limited to the amount outstanding under the Credit Facility at the time of default (subject to pre-determined lending limits based on the value of the underlying inventory) and, as such, is not an estimate of future cash flows. No specific recourse or collateral provisions exist that would enable recovery of any portion of amounts paid under this obligation, except to the extent that the Company maintains the right to take title to the repurchased inventory. Management anticipates that the repurchased inventory could subsequently be sold through the Company’s retail store network. As of December 31, 2004, the amount outstanding under the Credit Facility totaled approximately $0.8 million, of which $0.6 million was outstanding under the revolving credit line. Management expects that, based on the underlying creditworthiness of the respective retailer, this obligation will expire without requiring funding by the Company. However, in accordance with the provisions of FASB Interpretation No. 45, Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others, a liability has been established to reflect the Company’s non-contingent obligation under this arrangement as a result of modifications made to the Credit Facility subsequent to January 1, 2003. As of December 31, 2004, the carrying amount of such liability is less than $50,000.

Indemnification Agreement

        In connection with the Company’s joint venture arrangement with United Kingdom-based MFI Furniture Group Plc., Ethan Allen Inc. has entered into a tax cross-indemnification agreement with the joint venture partner. The indemnification agreement stipulates that both parties agree to pay fifty percent of the amount of any tax liability arising as a result of (i) an adverse tax judgment or (ii) the imposition of additional taxes against either partner, and attributable to the operations of the joint venture. The indemnification agreement is effective until such time that the joint venture is terminated. At the present time, management anticipates that the joint venture will continue to operate for the foreseeable future.

        The maximum potential amount of future payments (undiscounted) that the Company could be required to make under this indemnification agreement is indeterminable as no such tax liability currently exists. Further, the nature, extent and magnitude of any such tax liability arising in the future as a result of an adverse tax judgment or change in applicable tax law cannot be estimated with any reasonable certainty. It should be further noted that no recourse or collateral provisions exist that would enable recovery of any portion of amounts paid under this indemnification agreement. Management expects, based on its current understanding of the applicable tax laws and the existing legal structure of the joint venture, subject to future changes in applicable laws and regulations, this cross-indemnity agreement will expire without requiring funding by the Company. Accordingly, as of December 31, 2004, the carrying amount of the liability related to this indemnification agreement is zero.

Product Warranties

        The Company’s products, including its case goods, upholstery and home accents, generally carry explicit product warranties that extend from three to five years and are provided based on terms that are generally accepted in the industry. All of the Company’s domestic independent retailers are required to enter into, and perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of, a warranty service agreement. The Company records provisions for estimated warranty and other related costs at time of sale based on historical

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warranty loss experience and makes periodic adjustments to those provisions to reflect actual experience. On rare occasion, certain warranty and other related claims involve matters of dispute that ultimately are resolved by negotiation, arbitration or litigation. In certain cases, a material warranty issue may arise which is beyond the scope of the Company’s historical experience. The Company provides for such warranty issues as they become known and are deemed to be both probable and estimable. It is reasonably possible that, from time to time, additional warranty and other related claims could arise from disputes or other matters beyond the scope of the Company’s historical experience. As of December 31, 2004, the Company’s product warranty liability totaled $1.5 million.

Recent Tax Legislation

        On October 22, 2004, the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Company is currently reviewing the provisions of the Act in order to determine the impact, if any, on the Company’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows. See Note 14 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004 and 2003.

Business Outlook

        During the last twelve months, encouraging signs were noted which appeared to indicate that improved levels of consumer confidence and a strengthening of the economy were emerging and were, for the most part, sustainable. More specifically, within the last six months, the U.S. economy appears to have benefited from positive employment trends and an interest rate environment which continues to be favorable. As such, we continue to believe that the business outlook for the Company is promising.

        With the uncertainty surrounding the recent Presidential election now resolved, we believe that further economic growth is likely. A combination of the aforementioned factors over the course of the past year appears to have had some degree of positive effect on consumer spending habits, as is reflected in the Company’s incoming order trends noted during much of that time. We anticipate that consumer confidence and discretionary spending will return to the levels noted during the fourth quarter of calendar year 2003 and the first quarter of calendar year 2004. If these apparent signs of economic recovery continue and, again, prove to be sustainable, we believe the longer-term outlook is promising as well.

        As the economy strengthens, however, it is also possible that costs associated with production (including raw materials and labor), distribution (including freight and fuel charges), and retail operations (including compensation, delivery and warehousing, occupancy and advertising expenses) may increase. Similarly, continued increases in interest rates and crude oil prices could serve to adversely impact the level of discretionary spending on the part of consumers. We cannot reasonably predict when, or to what extent, such events may occur or what effect, if any, such events may have on the Company’s consolidated financial condition or results of operations.

        We continue to believe that there is considerable interest on the part of consumers to invest in their homes. We also believe that this interest has, until recently, been restrained by such factors as high unemployment, sluggish consumer confidence levels and the fact that many home buyers stretched themselves financially to purchase as much home as possible, taking advantage of the historically low rate environment. As the economy improves and this interest in home decorating continues to emerge, as we anticipate it will, we believe we will be well positioned to take advantage of the long-awaited increase in demand as a result of (i) our established brand, (ii) our comprehensive complement of home decorating solutions, and (iii) our vertically-integrated business model.

        The industry, however, remains extremely competitive with domestic manufacturers now facing increased pricing pressure as a result of the continued development of manufacturing capabilities in other countries, specifically within Asia. In response to these pressures, The American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade (the “Committee”) filed, in July 2003, an anti-dumping petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) and the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) seeking tariff protection,

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for U.S. manufacturers, on wooden bedroom furniture imported from China. In December 2004, upon completion of an eighteen month investigation into the matter, the DOC announced its final, amended anti-dumping margins on the subject merchandise. This followed an affirmative vote from the ITC that imports of Chinese wooden bedroom furniture have resulted in material injury to the U.S. furniture manufacturing industry, allowing the DOC to issue an anti-dumping order and instructing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits on entries of the subject merchandise at the applicable dumping duty rate.

        As a result of the DOC final ruling, one of Ethan Allen’s suppliers was assigned a tariff rate of 6.65% while the other was assigned a “de-minimis” rate of 0.83%. Companies assigned a “de-minimis” dumping margin (i.e. any rate <2%) will not have duties applied to their products. The Company currently estimates that less than 5% of wholesale revenues are generated by sales of wooden bedroom furniture produced in China. As such, the Company believes that the tariffs imposed on wooden bedroom furniture imported from China will not have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial condition or results of operations.

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk

        The Company is exposed to interest rate risk primarily through its borrowing activities. The Company’s policy has been to utilize United States dollar denominated borrowings to fund its working capital and investment needs. Short-term debt, if required, is used to meet working capital requirements and long-term debt is generally used to finance long-term investments. There is inherent rollover risk for borrowings as they mature and are renewed at current market rates. The extent of this risk is not quantifiable or predictable because of the variability of future interest rates and the Company’s future financing requirements. As of December 31, 2004, the Company has no debt instruments outstanding with variable interest rates.

        The Company’s exposure to foreign currency exchange risk is primarily limited to its operation of five Ethan Allen-owned retail stores located in Canada as substantially all purchases of imported parts and finished goods are denominated in United States dollars. As such, gains or losses resulting from market changes in the value of foreign currencies have not had, nor are they expected to have, a material effect on the Company’s consolidated results of operations.

        Currently, the Company does not enter into financial instrument transactions for trading or other speculative purposes or to manage interest rate or currency exposure.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

        The following has been amended to reflect the restatement of the Company’s financial statements as discussed in (i) the Explanatory Note to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A, and (ii) Note 3 to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004, which appear under Item 1.

        In connection with the preparation of the previously filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and six months ended December 31, 2004, Ethan Allen’s management, including the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and the Vice President-Finance (“VPF”), conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of disclosure controls and procedures (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)). Based on that evaluation, the CEO and VPF concluded that, as of December 31, 2004, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective in ensuring that material information relating to the Company (including its consolidated subsidiaries), which is required to be included in the Company’s periodic filings under the Exchange Act, had been made known to them in a timely manner.

             However, as was disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated April 20, 2005, management, in consultation with the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, concluded that it was necessary to restate certain previously issued financial statements. This conclusion was reached in light of the views expressed by the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission in their letter to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, dated February 7, 2005, with respect to certain operating lease accounting issues and their application under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. As a result of the need to restate previously issued financial statements, management, including the CEO and VPF, now believes that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of December 31, 2004.

        There have been no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the quarter ended December 31, 2004 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. However, prior to the filing of this report, management has implemented necessary changes to the Company’s internal controls in order to address the lease accounting matters referred to above.

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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

        There has been no material change to the matters discussed in Part I, Item 3 — Legal Proceedings in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as of September 10, 2004.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

        Certain information regarding purchases made by or on behalf of the Company or any affiliated purchaser (as defined in Rule 10b-18(a)(3) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) of our common stock during the three months ended December 31, 2004 is provided below:

             Period
Total Number of
Shares Purchased

Average Price
Paid Per Share

Total Number of Shares
Purchased as Part of
Publicly Announced Plans
or Programs (b)

Maximum Number of Shares
That May Yet Be
Purchased Under the
Plans or Programs (b)

October 2004 (a)       477,000   $ 34.79     477,000     753,600  
November 2004     -     -    -    2,000,000  
December 2004      -   -    -    2,000,000  


            Total    477,000   $ 34.79    477,000  


  (a) Purchased in ten separate open market transactions on ten different days.

  (b) On November 21, 2002, the Company's Board of Directors approved a share repurchase program authorizing the Company to repurchase up to 2.0 million shares of its common stock, from time to time, either directly or through agents, in the open market at prices and on terms satisfactory to the Company. On April 27, 2004, the Board of Directors increased the remaining authorization to 2.5 million shares. On November 16, 2004, the remaining authorization was again increased to 2.0 million shares. Subsequent to December 31, 2004 and through February 3, 2005, the Company repurchased, in five separate open market transactions, an additional 188,000 shares of its common stock at a total cost of $6.7 million, representing an average price per share of $35.70.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

         None.

Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

        The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. was held on November 16, 2004. Proxies for The Annual Meeting of Shareholders were solicited pursuant to Regulation 14 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; there was no solicitation in opposition to the nominees for the Board of Directors as listed in the proxy statement; and such nominees were elected.

        A brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting, and the results of the voting, are as follows:

    1.        Election of Directors to serve for a term expiring in 2007:

       Name
     For
Withheld   
Clinton Clark   32,147,027   762,511  
Kristin Gamble  32,344,374   578,235  
Edward Meyer  32,220,548   702,061  

    2.        Election/Ratification of Directors to serve for a term expiring in 2006:

       Name
     For
Withheld   
Richard Sandberg   32,496,217   426,403  

Item 5. Other Information

          None.

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Item 6. Exhibits

Exhibit Number
  Description
  *    31.1   Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of Principal Executive Officer, as amended
  *    31.2   Rule 13a-14(a) Certification of Principal Financial Officer, as amended
  *    32.1   Section 1350 Certification of Principal Executive Officer
  *    32.2   Section 1350 Certification of Principal Financial Officer
    *     Filed herewith.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC.
(Registrant)



DATE:     May 9, 2005 BY:/s/ M. Farooq Kathwari                                         
       M. Farooq Kathwari
       Chairman, President and
          Chief Executive Officer
       (Principal Executive Officer)


DATE:     May 9, 2005 BY:/s/ Jeffrey Hoyt                                                      
       Jeffrey Hoyt
       Vice President, Finance
       (Principal Financial Officer and
            Principal Accounting Officer)

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