Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Furniture Brands International, Inc. (“Furniture Brands” or the “Company”) (NYSE:FBN) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on certain statements issued by Furniture Brands between February 13, 2013 and August 5, 2013.
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Furniture Brands engages in designing, manufacturing, sourcing and retailing home furnishings in the United States and internationally. The Company’s trade names include, among others, Thomasville, Broyhill, Lane, Drexel Heritage, and Henredon. The Company carries its trade names on its books as assets, which are tested annually for impairment by comparing the carrying value and fair value of each trade name to determine the amount, if any, of impairment.
According to the Company’s annual report for fiscal year 2012, filed March 6, 2013 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K, “lower sales trends, decreases in projected net sales, decreases in royalty rates, or increases in the discount rate would cause impairment charges and a corresponding reduction in our earnings and net worth.” In the fourth quarter of 2012 the Company recorded an impairment charge of approximately $1.4 million, primarily caused by a decrease in projected sales.
Then, on August 6, 2013, the Company announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, including $10.8 million of asset impairment charges related to trade name impairments. Following this news, the price of Furniture Brands shares fell more than 38 percent from the previous day's closing price, on heavy trading volume.
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