SOURCE: Emerson Radio Corp.

Emerson Radio Corp.

February 15, 2012 16:10 ET

Emerson Radio Corp. Reports Fiscal 2012 Third Quarter Results

MOONACHIE, NJ--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Emerson Radio Corp. (NYSE Amex: MSN) today reported financial results for its third quarter and nine month period ended December 31, 2011.

Net revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 were $43.5 million, an increase of $2.9 million, or 7.1%, from the third quarter of fiscal 2011 net revenues of $40.6 million, principally driven by an increase in sales of microwave ovens, partially offset by a decrease in sales of audio products, compact refrigerators, toaster ovens, coffee makers and wine coolers. Net revenues for the nine month period of fiscal 2012 were $136.4 million, a decrease of $23.3 million, or 14.6%, from the nine month period of fiscal 2011 net revenues of $159.7 million, principally driven by a decrease in sales of microwave ovens in the first two quarters of fiscal 2012, as well as a decrease in sales of audio products, toaster ovens, wine coolers and coffee makers, partially offset by an increase in sales of compact refrigerators and by the increase in sales in microwave ovens in the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

Operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $4.5 million, a decrease of $0.5 million, or 10.4%, from the third quarter of fiscal 2011 operating income of $5.0 million. Operating income for the nine month period of fiscal 2012 was $10.0 million, a decrease of $5.7 million, or 36.3%, from the nine month period of fiscal 2011 operating income of $15.7 million. The decline in year-over-year operating income for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was driven by higher year-over-year landed product costs as a percent of selling price and higher year-over-year selling, general and administrative expenses, partially offset by the higher year-over-year net revenue. The decline in year-over-year operating income for the nine month period of fiscal 2012 was driven by the lower year-over-year net revenue, higher year-over-year landed product costs as a percent of selling price, and higher year-over-year selling, general and administrative expenses.

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 was $3.2 million, a decrease of $1.0 million, or 24.2%, from the third quarter of fiscal 2011 net income of $4.2 million. Net income for the nine month period of fiscal 2012 was $8.3 million, a decrease of $5.0 million, or 37.7%, from the nine month period of fiscal 2011 net income of $13.3 million. Diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of fiscal 2012 were $0.12 as compared to $0.15 for the third quarter of fiscal 2011, a decrease of $0.03, or 20.0%. Diluted earnings per share for the nine month period of fiscal 2012 were $0.30 as compared to $0.49 for the nine month period of fiscal 2011, a decrease of $0.19, or 38.8%.

Duncan Hon, Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Radio, commented, "Although we saw a modest increase in net revenues in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, which we do not expect to repeat in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, and which was accompanied by higher year-over-year product costs, our nine month results were still negatively affected by a continuation of the challenging and highly competitive sales environment that we operate within, and higher year-over-year product costs due to the continuing appreciation of the renminbi and increases in costs of production in China. These factors led to the year-over-year declines in net income for the third quarter and nine month periods, as well as the year-over-year decline in net revenue for the nine month period. Looking forward, we continue to anticipate that these factors will persist throughout the remainder of the fiscal year."

About Emerson Radio Corp.
Emerson Radio Corporation (NYSE Amex: MSN), founded in 1948, is headquartered in Moonachie, 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,
2011 2010 2011 2010
Net revenues:
Net revenues $ 43,451 $ 40,571 $ 136,355 $ 159,692
Costs and expenses:
Cost of sales 36,657 33,077 119,257 136,492
Other operating costs and expenses 306 567 995 1,578
Selling, general and administrative expenses 2,025 1,945 6,094 5,919
38,988 35,589 126,346 143,989
Operating income 4,463 4,982 10,009 15,703
Other income:
Interest income, net 10 10 40 24
Gain on sale of building 347 - 347 -
Realized gain on sale of marketable security - 966 828 966
Income before income taxes 4,820 5,958 11,224 16,693
Provision for income taxes 1,649 1,774 2,953 3,407
Net income 3,171 4,184 8,271 13,286
Net income per share:
Basic 0.12 0.15 0.30 0.49
Diluted 0.12 0.15 0.30 0.49
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 27,130 27,130 27,130 27,130
Diluted 27,130 27,131 27,130 27,131
EMERSON RADIO CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands except share data)
12/31/11
(Unaudited) 3/31/2011 (A)
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 41,998 $ 39,796
Restricted cash 544 600
Investment in marketable security - 4,725
Accounts receivable, net 12,809 10,929
Other receivables 1,497 1,413
Due from affiliates 1 -
Inventory, net 18,785 8,515
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 2,231 549
Deferred tax assets 2,529 2,825
Total current assets 80,394 69,352
Property, plant, and equipment, net 305 2,921
Trademarks, net 1,545 1,545
Deferred tax assets 693 2,540
Other assets 281 358
Total assets $ 83,218 $ 76,716
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Short-term borrowings - $ 2,466
Current maturities of long-term borrowings 42 46
Accounts payable and other current liabilities 17,238 15,607
Due to affiliates 1 2
Income taxes payable 131 196
Total current liabilities 17,412 18,317
Long-term borrowings 106 150
Deferred tax liabilities 164 158
Total liabilities 17,682 18,625
Shareholders' Equity:
Preferred shares -- $.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized; 3,677 shares issued and outstanding; liquidation preference of $3,677,000 3,310 3,310
Common shares -- $.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized; 52,965,797 shares issued, and 27,129,832 shares outstanding 529 529
Capital in excess of par value 98,785 98,785
Accumulated other comprehensive (losses) income (82 ) 746
Accumulated deficit (12,782 ) (21,055 )
Treasury stock, at cost, 25,835,965 common shares (24,224 ) (24,224 )
Total shareholders' equity 65,536 58,091
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 83,218 $ 76,716
(A) Reference is made to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 14, 2011.

Contact Information

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    Investor Relations:
    Robert Maffei
    Investor Relations Manager
    (973) 428-2098


    EMERSON RADIO CORP.
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    Moonachie, NJ 07074