Lifetime Brands, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Results

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Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., March 12, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lifetime Brands, Inc. (NasdaqGS: LCUT), a leading global designer, developer and marketer of a broad range of branded consumer products used in the home, today reported its financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.

Rob Kay, Lifetime’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We closed out 2023 with another strong quarter, delivering results that met or exceeded both internal and analyst expectations for net sales, income from operations and adjusted EBITDA. We are pleased with this outperformance, paced by sales growth we are seeing across the business, most notably in our core U.S. Kitchenware category, where we saw substantial gains in the fourth quarter. As we hone our online strategy, we are also gaining market share in the e-commerce channel across all of our product categories. We continue to view this channel as a key growth opportunity for our company.”

Mr. Kay continued, “Today’s results are also a reflection of our ongoing focus on proactively managing expenses and identifying efficiencies, which has allowed us to build a more focused, agile company and translate our performance to strong bottom line growth. Throughout 2023, our team demonstrated a relentless focus on operational execution, and these results are a testament to their hard work. Aided by anticipated channel expansion providing market share growth, we are well-positioned to drive continued performance and deliver on our strategy, which will generate value in 2024.”

Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights:Consolidated net sales for the three months ended December 31, 2023, were $203.1 million, representing a decrease of $3.9 million or 1.9%, as compared to $207.0 million for the corresponding period in 2022. In constant currency, a non-GAAP financial measure, which excludes the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and was determined by applying 2023 average rates to 2022 local currency amounts, consolidated net sales decreased $4.8 million or 2.3% in the fourth quarter of 2023, as compared to consolidated net sales in the corresponding period in 2022. A table reconciling this non-GAAP financial measure to consolidated net sales, as reported, is included below.

Gross margin was $73.9 million, or 36.4%, in 2023 as compared to $74.2 million, or 35.9%, for the corresponding period in 2022.

Income from operations was $15.7 million, as compared to $12.8 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Adjusted income from operations(1) was $19.4 million as compared to $18.2 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Net income was $2.7 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in the quarter ended December 31, 2023, as compared to net income of $3.3 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the corresponding period in 2022.

Adjusted net income(1) was $6.3 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, in the quarter ended December 31, 2023, as compared to adjusted net income(1) of $7.5 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the corresponding period in 2022.

(1) A table reconciling this non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable GAAP financial measure, as reported, is included below.

Full Year Financial Highlights:Consolidated net sales for the year ended December 31, 2023, were $686.7 million, a decrease of $41.0 million, or 5.6%, as compared to consolidated net sales of $727.7 million for the corresponding period in 2022. In constant currency, a non-GAAP financial measure, which excludes the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and was determined by applying 2023 average rates to 2022 local currency amounts, consolidated net sales decreased $41.0 million, or 5.6%, as compared to consolidated net sales in the corresponding period in 2022. A table reconciling this non-GAAP financial measure to consolidated net sales, as reported, is included below.

Gross margin for 2023 was $254.6 million, or 37.1%, compared to $260.3 million, or 35.8%, for the corresponding period in 2022.

Income from operations was $31.9 million in 2023, as compared to $24.3 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Adjusted income from operations(1) was $48.9 million, as compared to $49.4 million for the corresponding period in 2022.

Net loss was $(8.4) million, or $(0.40) per diluted share, in the year ended December 31, 2023, as compared to net loss of $(6.2) million, or $(0.29) per diluted share, in the corresponding period in 2022.

Adjusted net income(1) was $11.0 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, as compared to $17.6 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, in the corresponding period in 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $57.3 million in the year ended December 31, 2023. A table reconciling this non-GAAP financial measure to net loss, as reported, is included below.

(1) A table reconciling this non-GAAP financial measure to its most comparable GAAP financial measure, as reported, is included below.

DividendOn March 8, 2024, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.0425 per share payable on May 15, 2024 to shareholders of record on May 1, 2024.

Conference CallThe Company has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 11:00 a.m (Eastern Time). The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 524-8416 (U.S.) or +1 (412) 902-1028 (International).

A live webcast of the conference call will be accessible through:https://event.choruscall.com/mediaframe/webcast.html?webcastid=PLA6W8Fq

For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, an audio replay of the webcast will be available until September 8, 2024.

Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThis earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures, including constant currency net sales, adjusted income from operations, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted income per common share, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, before limitation, pro forma adjusted EBITDA, before limitation, and pro forma adjusted EBITDA. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company’s historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of income, balance sheets, or statements of cash flows of a company; or, includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. These non-GAAP financial measures are provided because the Company’s management uses these financial measures in evaluating the Company’s on-going financial results and trends, and management believes that exclusion of certain items allows for more accurate period-to-period comparison of the Company’s operating performance by investors and analysts. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as indicators of business performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, GAAP financial measures of performance. As required by SEC rules, the Company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Forward-Looking StatementsIn this press release, the use of the words “advance,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “deliver,” “drive,” “enable,” “expect,” “gain,” “goal,” “grow,” “intend,” “maintain,” “manage,” “may,” “outlook,” “plan,” “positioned,” “project,” “projected,” “should,” “take,” “target,” “unlock,” “will,” “would,” or similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include all statements regarding the growth of the Company, the Company’s financial guidance, the Company’s ability to navigate the current environment and advance the Company’s strategy, the Company’s commitment to increasing investments in future growth initiatives, the Company’s initiatives to create value, the Company’s efforts to mitigate geopolitical factors and tariffs, the Company’s current and projected financial and operating performance, results, and profitability and all guidance related thereto, including forecasted exchange rates and effective tax rates, as well as the Company’s continued growth and success, future plans and intentions regarding the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries. Such statements represent the Company’s current judgments, estimates, and assumptions about possible future events. The Company believes these judgments, estimates, and assumptions are reasonable, but these statements are not guarantees of any events or financial or operational results, and actual results may differ materially due to a variety of important factors. Such factors might include, among others, the Company’s ability to comply with the requirements of its credit agreements; the availability of funding under such credit agreements; the Company’s ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources and an appropriate level of debt, as well as to deleverage its balance sheet; the possibility of impairments to the Company’s goodwill; the possibility of impairments to the Company’s intangible assets; the highly seasonal nature of the Company’s business; the Company’s ability to drive future growth and profitability from its European operations; changes in U.S. or foreign trade or tax law and policy; changes in general economic conditions that could impact the Company’s customers and affect customer purchasing practices or consumer spending; customer ordering behavior; the performance of the Company’s newer products; expenses and other challenges relating to the integration of any future acquisitions; changes in demand for the Company’s products; changes in the Company’s management team; the significant influence of the Company’s largest stockholder; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; changes in U.S. trade policy or the trade policies of nations in which the Company or the Company’s suppliers do business; shortages of and price volatility for certain commodities; global health epidemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; social unrest, including related protests and disturbances; the emergence, continuation and consequences of geopolitical conflicts including: the conflict in Ukraine, Israel and surrounding areas and the possible expansion of such conflicts; macro-economic challenges, including inflationary impacts and disruptions to the global supply chain; increase in supply chain costs; the imposition of tariffs and other trade policies and/or economic sanctions implemented by the U.S. and other governments; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses; the Company’s expectations regarding customer purchasing practices and the future level of demand for the Company’s products; the Company’s ability to execute on the goals and strategies set forth in the Company’s five-year plan; and significant changes in the competitive environment and the effect of competition on the Company’s markets, including on the Company’s pricing policies, financing sources and ability to maintain an appropriate level of debt. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law.

Lifetime Brands, Inc.Lifetime Brands is a leading global designer, developer and marketer of a broad range of branded consumer products used in the home. The Company markets its products under well-known kitchenware brands, including Farberware®, KitchenAid®, Sabatier®, Amco Houseworks®, Chef’n® Chicago™ Metallic, Copco®, Fred® & Friends, Houdini™, KitchenCraft®, Kamenstein®, La Cafetière®, MasterClass®, Misto®, Swing-A-Way®, Taylor® Kitchen and Rabbit®; respected tableware and giftware brands, including Mikasa®, Pfaltzgraff®, Fitz and Floyd®, Empire Silver™, Gorham®, International® Silver, Towle® Silversmiths, Wallace®, Wilton Armetale®, V&A®, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew® and Year & Day®; and valued home solutions brands, including BUILT NY®, S’well®, Taylor® Bath, Taylor® Kitchen, Taylor® Weather and Planet Box®. The Company also provides exclusive private label products to leading retailers worldwide.

The Company’s corporate website is www.lifetimebrands.com.

Contacts:

Lifetime Brands, Inc.Laurence Winoker, Chief Financial Officer516-203-3590investor.relations@lifetimebrands.com

or

Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer KatcherEd Trissel / T.J. O'Sullivan / Carly King212-355-4449

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS(in thousands - except per share data)
 Three Months EndedDecember 31, Year EndedDecember 31,
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
Net sales$203,143  $207,041  $686,683  $727,662 
Cost of sales 129,288   132,793   432,044   467,346 
Gross margin 73,855   74,248   254,639   260,316 
Distribution expenses 19,452   19,709   69,194   74,948 
Selling, general and administrative expenses 38,664   40,337   152,648   154,545 
Restructuring expenses    1,420   856   1,420 
Wallace facility remediation expense          5,140 
Income from operations 15,739   12,782   31,941   24,263 
Interest expense (5,618)  (5,125)  (21,728)  (17,205)
Mark to market (loss) gain on interest rate derivatives (364)  (19)  (499)  1,971 
(Loss) gain on extinguishments of debt, net (759)     761    
Income before income taxes and equity in (losses) earnings 8,998   7,638   10,475   9,029 
Income tax provision (3,313)  (2,308)  (6,222)  (5,728)
Equity in losses, net of taxes (2,978)  (2,058)  (12,665)  (9,467)
NET INCOME (LOSS)$2,707  $3,272  $(8,412) $(6,166)
Weighted-average shares outstanding—basic 21,216   21,429   21,195   21,558 
BASIC INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE $0.13  $0.15  $(0.40) $(0.29)
Weighted-average shares outstanding—diluted 21,468   21,607   21,195   21,558 
DILUTED INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE $0.13  $0.15  $(0.40) $(0.29)
 

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(in thousands - except share data)
 December 31,
  2023   2022 
ASSETS   
CURRENT ASSETS   
Cash and cash equivalents$16,189  $23,598 
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $15,952 at December 31, 2023 and $14,606 at December 31, 2022 155,180   141,195 
Inventory 188,647   222,209 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 16,339   13,254 
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 376,355   400,256 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net 16,970   18,022 
OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE ASSETS 69,756   74,869 
INVESTMENTS 1,826   12,516 
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net 199,133   213,887 
OTHER ASSETS 3,102   6,338 
TOTAL ASSETS$667,142  $725,888 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   
CURRENT LIABILITIES   
Current maturity of term loan$4,742  $ 
Accounts payable 54,154   38,052 
Accrued expenses 78,356   77,602 
Income taxes payable 641   224 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities 14,075   14,028 
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 151,968   129,906 
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES 9,126   14,995 
INCOME TAXES PAYABLE, LONG-TERM 1,493   1,591 
OPERATING LEASE LIABILITIES 70,009   76,420 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 7,438   9,607 
REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY 60,395   10,424 
TERM LOAN 135,834   242,857 
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY   
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, shares authorized: 100 shares of Series A and 2,000,000 shares of Series B; none issued and outstanding     
Common stock, $0.01 par value, shares authorized: 50,000,000 at December 31, 2023 and 2022; shares issued and outstanding: 21,813,266 at December 31, 2023 and 21,779,799 at December 31, 2022 218   218 
Paid-in capital 277,728   274,579 
(Accumulated deficit) retained earnings (13,568)  1,145 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (33,499)  (35,854)
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 230,879   240,088 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY$667,142  $725,888 
 

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(in thousands)
 Year Ended December 31,
  2023   2022 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES   
Net loss$(8,412) $(6,166)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation and amortization 19,571   19,536 
Amortization of financing costs 1,968   1,809 
Mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives 499   (1,971)
Non-cash lease adjustment (1,889)  (1,483)
Provision for doubtful accounts 2,116   662 
Deferred income taxes (2,130)  (3,825)
Stock compensation expense 3,687   3,846 
Undistributed losses from equity investment, net of taxes 12,665   9,467 
Contingent consideration fair value adjustment (650)   
Gain on extinguishments of debt, net (761)   
Wallace facility remediation expense    5,140 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities (excluding the effects of business acquisitions)   
Accounts receivable (14,972)  33,889 
Inventory 35,428   47,443 
Prepaid expenses, other current assets and other assets (1,833)  (2,447)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities 10,846   (81,365)
Income taxes payable 298   (216)
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES 56,431   24,319 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES   
Purchases of property and equipment (2,801)  (2,975)
Acquisition    (17,956)
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES (2,801)  (20,931)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES   
Proceeds from revolving credit facility 162,391   276,288 
Repayments of revolving credit facility (113,530)  (265,662)
Proceeds from Term Loan 55,991    
Repayments of Term Loan (149,540)  (6,216)
Payment of financing costs (9,537)  (1,021)
Payments for finance lease obligations (27)  (32)
Payments of tax withholding for stock based compensation (537)  (1,067)
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options    233 
Payments for stock repurchase (2,539)  (6,320)
Cash dividends paid (3,734)  (3,820)
NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES (61,062)  (7,617)
Effect of foreign exchange on cash 23   (155)
DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (7,409)  (4,384)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 23,598   27,982 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF YEAR$16,189  $23,598 
 

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.Supplemental Information(in thousands)
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results
 
Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2023:
 Three Months Ended Year Ended
March 31, 2023 June 30, 2023 September 30, 2023 December 31, 2023 December 31, 2023
    (in thousands)    
Net (loss) income as reported$(8,805) $(6,520) $4,206 $2,707  $(8,412)
Undistributed equity losses, net 2,777   5,863   1,047  2,978   12,665 
Income tax (benefit) provision (1,348)  1,242   3,015  3,313   6,222 
Interest expense 5,336   5,528   5,246  5,618   21,728 
Depreciation and amortization 4,870   4,925   4,821  4,955   19,571 
Mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives 234   (197)  98  364   499 
Stock compensation expense 861   1,011   898  917   3,687 
Contingent consideration fair value adjustments    (50)    (600)  (650)
(Gain) loss on extinguishments of debt, net    (1,520)    759   (761)
Acquisition related expenses 490   242   186  407   1,325 
Restructuring expenses 856           856 
Warehouse redesign expenses(1) 194   157   176  51   578 
Adjusted EBITDA(2)$5,465  $10,681  $19,693 $21,469  $57,308 
 

(1) For the year ended December 31, 2023, the warehouse redesign expenses related to the U.S. segment.

(2) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure that is defined in the Company’s debt agreements. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net (loss) income, adjusted to exclude undistributed equity in losses, income tax (benefit) provision, interest expense, depreciation and amortization, mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives, stock compensation expense, gain (loss) on extinguishments of debt, net, and other items detailed in the table above that are consistent with exclusions permitted by our debt agreements.

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2022:
 Three Months Ended Year Ended
 March 31, 2022 June 30, 2022 September 30, 2022 December 31, 2022 December 31, 2022
     (in thousands)    
Net income (loss) as reported$380  $(3,460) $(6,358) $3,272 $(6,166)
Undistributed equity (earnings) losses, net (416)  (334)  8,159   2,058  9,467 
Income tax provision (benefit) 1,673   (98)  1,845   2,308  5,728 
Interest expense 3,767   3,732   4,581   5,125  17,205 
Depreciation and amortization 4,899   5,038   4,598   5,001  19,536 
Mark to market (gain) loss on interest rate derivatives (1,049)  (304)  (637)  19  (1,971)
Stock compensation expense 1,174   1,365   1,026   281  3,846 
Acquisition related expenses 1,119   75   109   170  1,473 
Restructuring expenses          1,420  1,420 
Warehouse relocation and redesign expenses (1) 497   73   59     629 
S’well integration costs (1) 781   864   250     1,895 
Wallace facility remediation expense       5,140     5,140 
Adjusted EBITDA, before limitation$12,825  $6,951  $18,772  $19,654 $58,202 
Pro forma projected synergies adjustment(3)         3,590 
Pro forma adjusted EBITDA, before limitation(5)         61,792 
Permitted non-recurring charge limitation (4)         (3,589)
Pro forma Adjusted EBITDA(5)$12,825  $6,951  $18,772  $19,654 $58,203 
 

(1) For the year ended December 31, 2022, the warehouse relocation and redesign expenses included $0.5 million of expenses related to the International segment and $0.1 million of expenses related to the U.S. segment.

(2) For the year ended December 31, 2022 , S’well integration costs included $0.5 million of expenses related to inventory step up adjustment in connection with S’well acquisition.

(3) Pro forma projected synergies represents the projected cost savings of $2.3 million associated with the reorganization of the International segment’s workforce, $0.9 million associated with the Executive Chairman’s cessation of service in such role, and $0.4 million associated with reorganization of the U.S. segment’s sales management structure.

(4) Permitted non-recurring charges include restructuring expenses, integration charges, Wallace facility remediation expense, and warehouse relocation and redesign expenses. These are permitted exclusions from the Company’s adjusted EBITDA, subject to limitations, pursuant to the Company’s Debt Agreements.

(5) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure which is defined in the Company’s debt agreements. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income (loss), adjusted to exclude undistributed equity in (earnings) losses, income tax provision (benefit), interest expense, depreciation and amortization, mark to market (gain) loss on interest rate derivatives, stock compensation expense, and other items detailed in the table above that are consistent with exclusions permitted by our debt agreements.

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.Supplemental Information(in thousands - except per share data)
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results (continued)
 
Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per common share (in thousands - except per share data):
 Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
  2023   2022   2023   2022 
Net income (loss) as reported$2,707  $3,272  $(8,412) $(6,166)
Adjustments:       
Acquisition intangible amortization expense 3,802   3,780   14,835   14,530 
Contingent consideration fair value adjustments (600)     (650)   
Loss (gain) on extinguishments of debt, net 759      (761)   
Acquisition related expenses 407   170   1,325   1,473 
Restructuring expenses    1,420   856   1,420 
S'well integration costs          1,895 
Warehouse relocation and redesign expenses(1) 51      578   629 
Impairment of Grupo Vasconia investment       6,834   6,168 
Mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives 364   19   499   (1,971)
Wallace facility remediation expense          5,140 
Income tax effect on adjustments (1,163)  (1,130)  (4,094)  (5,478)
Adjusted net income(2)(3)$6,327  $7,531  $11,010  $17,640 
Adjusted diluted income per share(4)$0.29  $0.35  $0.52  $0.81 
 

(1) For the year ended December 31, 2023, the warehouse redesign expenses were related to the U.S. segment. For the year ended December 31, 2022, warehouse relocation and redesign expenses included $0.5 million of expenses related to the International segment and $0.1 million of expenses related to the U.S. segment.

(2) Adjusted net income for the three months ended and year ended December 31, 2022 has been recast to reflect the adjustment for acquisition intangible amortization expense.

(3) Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per common share in the three months ended and year ended December 31, 2023 excludes acquisition intangible amortization expense, contingent consideration fair value adjustments, loss (gain) on extinguishments of debt, net, acquisition related expenses, restructuring expenses, warehouse redesign expenses, impairment of Grupo Vasconia investment, and mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives. The income tax effect on adjustments reflects the statutory tax rates applied on the adjustments.

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted income per common share in the three months ended and year ended December 31, 2022 excludes acquisition intangible amortization expense, acquisition related expenses, restructuring expenses, S'well integration costs, warehouse relocation and redesign expenses, impairment of Grupo Vasconia investment, mark to market loss (gain) on interest rate derivatives, and Wallace facility remediation expense. The income tax effect on adjustments reflects the statutory tax rates applied on the adjustments.

(4)Adjusted diluted income per common share is calculated based on diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of 21,468 and 21,607 for the three month period ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and 21,316 and 21,818 for the year ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The diluted weighted-average shares outstanding for the three months ended and year ended December 31, 2023 include the effect of dilutive securities of 252 and 121 shares, respectively. The diluted weighted-average shares outstanding for the three months ended and year ended December 31, 2022 include the effect of dilutive securities of 178 and 260 shares, respectively.

Adjusted income from operations (in thousands):
 Three Months Ended December 31, Year Ended December 31,
  2023   2022  2023   2022
Income from operations$15,739  $12,782 $31,941  $24,263
Adjustments:       
Acquisition intangible amortization expense 3,802   3,780  14,835   14,530
Contingent consideration fair value adjustments (600)    (650)  
Acquisition related expenses 407   170  1,325   1,473
Restructuring expenses    1,420  856   1,420
S'well integration costs         1,895
Warehouse relocation and redesign expenses(1) 51     578   629
Wallace facility remediation expense         5,140
Total adjustments 3,660   5,370  16,944   25,087
Adjusted income from operations(2)(3)$19,399  $18,152 $48,885  $49,350
 

(1) For the year ended December 31, 2023, the warehouse redesign expenses related to the U.S. segment. For the year ended December 31, 2022, warehouse relocation and redesign expenses included $0.5 million of expenses related to the International segment and $0.1 million of expenses related to the U.S. segment.

(2) Adjusted income from operations for the three months ended and year ended December 31, 2022 has been recast to reflect the adjustment for acquisition intangible amortization expense.

(3) Adjusted income from operations for the three months ended and year ended December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, excludes acquisition intangible amortization expense, contingent consideration fair value adjustments, acquisition related expenses, restructuring expenses, S'well integration costs, warehouse relocation and redesign expenses, and Wallace facility remediation expense.

LIFETIME BRANDS, INC.Supplemental Information(in thousands)
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Operating Results (continued)
 
Constant Currency:
 As ReportedThree Months EndedDecember 31, Constant Currency (1)Three Months EndedDecember 31,   Year-Over-YearIncrease (Decrease)
Net sales2023 2022 Increase(Decrease) 2023 2022 Increase(Decrease) CurrencyImpact ExcludingCurrency IncludingCurrency CurrencyImpact
U.S.$185,222 $192,952 $(7,730) $185,222 $192,950 $(7,728) $2  (4.0)% (4.0)% %
International$17,921 $14,089 $3,832  $17,921 $15,036 $2,885  $(947) 19.2 % 27.2 % 8.0%
Total net sales$203,143 $207,041 $(3,898) $203,143 $207,986 $(4,843) $(945) (2.3)% (1.9)% 0.4%

 As ReportedYear EndedDecember 31, Constant Currency (1)Year EndedDecember 31,   Year-Over-YearIncrease (Decrease) 
Net sales2023 2022 Increase(Decrease) 2023 2022 Increase(Decrease) CurrencyImpact ExcludingCurrency IncludingCurrency CurrencyImpact
U.S.$633,079 $669,178 $(36,099) $633,079 $669,137 $(36,058) $41  (5.4)% (5.4)% %
International$53,604 $58,484 $(4,880) $53,604 $58,590 $(4,986) $(106) (8.5)% (8.3)% 0.2%
Total net sales$686,683 $727,662 $(40,979) $686,683 $727,727 $(41,044) $(65) (5.6)% (5.6)% %
                                

(1) “Constant Currency” is determined by applying the 2023 average exchange rates to the prior year local currency sales amounts, with the difference between the change in “As Reported” net sales and “Constant Currency” net sales, reported in the table as “Currency Impact”. Constant currency sales growth is intended to exclude the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.

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Source: Lifetime Brands, Inc.

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