SOURCE: Emerson Radio Corp.

Emerson Radio Corp. Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results

HACKENSACK, NJ--(Feb 14, 2013) - Emerson Radio Corp. (NYSE MKT:MSN) today reported financial results for its third quarter and nine month period ended December 31, 2012.


Net revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $24.7 million, a decrease of $18.8 million, or 43.3%, as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2012 net revenues of $43.5 million. The decline in year-over-year net revenues was driven by lower year-over-year net product sales due to pricing pressures, intense competitive activity and a challenging retail sales environment.


Net product sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 were $22.6 million, as compared to $41.3 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $18.7 million, or 45.2%. The lower year-over-year net product sales were driven by a $17.0 million, or 44.2%, decline in net sales of houseware products, which was the result of lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category due to increased pricing pressures, intense competitive activity and the continuing effects of a challenging retail sales environment, and a $1.7 million, or 59.7%, decline in net sales of audio products, due to lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category.


Licensing revenue in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $2.0 million, as compared to $2.2 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $0.2 million, or 6.0%. The lower year-over-year licensing revenue was the result of lower year-over-year sales of products bearing the Emerson brand name by its active licensees as well as a lower year-over-year number of licensees.


Net revenues for the nine month period of fiscal 2013 were $105.4 million, a decrease of $31.0 million, or 22.7%, as compared to the nine month period of fiscal 2012 net revenues of $136.4 million. The decline in year-over-year net revenues was driven by lower year-over-year net product sales, slightly offset by higher year-over-year licensing revenues.


Net product sales for the nine month period of fiscal 2013 were $99.8 million, as compared to $131.6 million for the nine month period of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $31.8 million, or 24.2%. The lower year-over-year net product sales were driven primarily by a $26.5 million, or 21.5%, decline in net sales of houseware products, which was the result of lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category due to pricing pressures, intense competitive activity and the continuing effects of a challenging retail sales environment, and a $5.4 million, or 63.0%, decline in net sales of audio products, due to lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category.


Licensing revenue in the nine month period of fiscal 2013 was $5.6 million, as compared to $4.8 million in the nine month period of fiscal 2012, an increase of $0.8 million, or 17.5%. The higher year-over-year licensing revenue was the result of approximately $1.3 million of higher year-over-year licensing revenue earned from the Company's largest licensee Funai Corporation ("Funai"), on higher year-over-year sales by Funai of products bearing the Emerson brand name, partially offset by lower aggregate year-over-year licensing revenues earned by the Company due to a lower year-over-year number of licensees as well as lower year-over-year sales of products bearing the Emerson brand name by its active licensees other than by Funai. 


Operating income for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $2.0 million, a decrease of $2.5 million, or 55.4%, from operating income of $4.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, due primarily to the substantial declines in net product sales, higher year-over-year landed product cost as a percent of selling price and the slight decrease in year-over-year licensing revenue, partly offset by lower SG&A expenses.


Operating income for the nine month period of fiscal year 2013 was $8.6 million, a decrease of $1.4 million, or 14.3%, from operating income of $10.0 million for the nine month period of fiscal year 2012, due to the substantial declines in net product sales and the impairment write-down in September 2012 of a non-strategic trademark, offset in part by lower year-over-year landed product cost as a percent of selling price, the higher year-over-year licensing revenue and lower year-over-year SG&A expenses, primarily due to decreased compensation and consulting costs.


Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $1.7 million, as compared to $3.2 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $1.5 million, or 46.6%, due primarily to the year-over-year decrease in operating income. Net income for the nine month period of fiscal 2013 was $7.5 million, as compared to $8.3 million for the nine month period of fiscal 2012, a decrease of $0.8 million, or 9.6%, due primarily to the year-over-year decrease in operating income, the realized gain on sale of marketable security earned in the prior period and the gain on the sale of a building in the prior period. Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 were $0.06, as compared to $0.12 for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, a decrease of $0.06 per diluted share, or 50.0%. Diluted earnings per share for the nine month period of fiscal year 2013 were $0.28, as compared to $0.30 for the nine month period of fiscal year 2012, a decrease of $0.02 per diluted share, or 6.7%. 


Duncan Hon, Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Radio, commented, "As expected, our third quarter and nine month fiscal 2013 revenues declined significantly as compared to the prior year due to intense competition, including downward pricing pressure, within all of our product categories, as well as the continuing effects of a challenging retail sales environment. We expect such market conditions to persist for the foreseeable future and, as we previously disclosed, anticipate a further reduction in revenues due to the decision by Wal-Mart to discontinue purchasing from the Company two microwave oven products currently sold by the Company to Wal-Mart. Although higher margins for our nine month period helped to slightly mitigate the negative impact to our bottom line profitability on a year-over-year basis, we don't anticipate that this favorable outcome will continue or be indicative of a trend for the full fiscal year. The Company seeks to implement pricing and product strategy initiatives to improve the Company's results of operations, although there can be no assurance that such initiatives will be successfully implemented or have the desired effects on the Company's results of operations and financial condition."


About Emerson Radio Corp.
Emerson Radio Corp. (NYSE MKT:MSN), incorporated in 1994, is headquartered in Hackensack, N.J. The Company designs, sources, imports and markets a variety of houseware and consumer electronic products, and licenses its trademarks to others on a worldwide basis for a variety of products. For more information, please visit Emerson Radio's web site at www.emersonradio.com.


Forward Looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current knowledge, assumptions, judgment and expectations regarding future performance or events. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, they give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct and you should be aware that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk factors detailed in the Company's reports as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this news release.

 

EMERSON RADIO CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except earnings per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

2012

 

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net product sales

 

$

22,608

 

$

41,274

 

$

99,783

 

$

131,590

Licensing revenue

 

 

2,046

 

 

2,177

 

 

5,597

 

 

4,765

Net revenues

 

 

24,654

 

 

43,451

 

 

105,380

 

 

136,355

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

20,484

 

 

36,657

 

 

88,759

 

 

119,257

Other operating costs and expenses

 

 

253

 

 

306

 

 

1,046

 

 

995

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

1,926

 

 

2,025

 

 

5,671

 

 

6,094

Impairment of Trademark

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

1,326

 

 

-

 

 

 

22,663

 

 

38,988

 

 

96,802

 

 

126,346

Operating income

 

 

1,991

 

 

4,463

 

 

8,578

 

 

10,009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income, net

 

 

132

 

 

10

 

 

230

 

 

40

Gain on sale of building

 

 

-

 

 

347

 

 

-

 

 

347

Realized gain on sale of marketable security

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

828

Income before income taxes

 

 

2,123

 

 

4,820

 

 

8,808

 

 

11,224

Provision for income taxes

 

 

430

 

 

1,649

 

 

1,328

 

 

2,953

Net income

 

$

1,693

 

$

3,171

 

$

7,480

 

$

8,271

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

0.06

 

 

0.12

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.30

 

Diluted

 

 

0.06

 

 

0.12

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

27,130

 

 

27,130

 

 

27,130

 

 

27,130

 

Diluted

 

 

27,130

 

 

27,130

 

 

27,130

 

 

27,130

 

 

 

 

EMERSON RADIO CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

(In thousands except share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/31/12

 

 

3/31/12 (A)

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

23,288

 

 

$

44,960

 

Restricted cash

 

 

102

 

 

 

215

 

Short term investments

 

 

35,040

 

 

 

--

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

5,945

 

 

 

12,134

 

Other receivables

 

 

1,820

 

 

 

1,193

 

Due from affiliates

 

 

--

 

 

 

1

 

Inventory, net

 

 

12,928

 

 

 

11,269

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

5,420

 

 

 

2,873

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

2,343

 

 

 

2,304

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

86,886

 

 

 

74,949

 

Property, plant, and equipment, net

 

 

288

 

 

 

260

 

Trademarks, net

 

 

219

 

 

 

1,545

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

1,453

 

 

 

1,668

 

Other assets

 

 

34

 

 

 

262

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

88,880

 

 

$

78,684

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term borrowings

 

 

42

 

 

 

64

 

Accounts payable and other current liabilities

 

 

11,627

 

 

 

9,152

 

Due to affiliates

 

 

--

 

 

 

11

 

Accrued sales returns

 

 

1,105

 

 

 

1,201

 

Income taxes payable

 

 

494

 

 

 

107

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

13,268

 

 

 

10,535

 

Long-term borrowings

 

 

41

 

 

 

72

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

189

 

 

 

177

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

13,498

 

 

 

10,784

 

Shareholders' Equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred shares -$.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively; 3,677 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively; liquidation preference of $3,677,000 at December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively

 

 

3,310

 

 

 

3,310

 

Common shares -- $.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized, 52,965,797 shares issued at December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively; 27,129,832 shares outstanding at December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2012, respectively

 

 

529

 

 

 

529

 

Capital in excess of par value

 

 

98,785

 

 

 

98,785

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (losses)

 

 

345

 

 

 

(82

)

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(3,363

)

 

 

(10,418

)

Treasury stock, at cost, 25,835,965 shares

 

 

(24,224

)

 

 

(24,224

)

 

 

Total Shareholders' Equity

 

 

75,382

 

 

 

67,900

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 

$

88,880

 

 

$

78,684

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(A) Reference is made to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 13, 2012

 


CONTACT:
Investor Relations:
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Investor Relations Manager
(973) 428-2004


SOURCE: Emerson Radio Corp.