SOURCE: Emerson Radio Corp.

August 14, 2012 16:45 ET

Emerson Radio Corp. Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results

HACKENSACK, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Emerson Radio Corp. (NYSE MKT: MSN) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $46.0 million, a decrease of $5.5 million, or 10.7%, as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012 net revenues of $51.5 million. The decline in year-over-year net revenues was driven by a $3.5 million, or 7.5%, decline in net sales of houseware products, which was the result of lower year-over-year sales of all product offerings within the category, and a $1.7 million, or 60.7%, decline in net sales of audio products, due to lower year-over year sales of all product offerings within the category. Licensing revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $1.1 million, a $0.3 million, or 20.2%, decrease from the $1.4 million of licensing revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, the result of lower year-over-year sales by the Company's licensees of branded products under license from the Company and fewer active licensees during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 as compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

Operating income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 was $4.4 million, an increase of $0.5 million, or 14.8%, from operating income of $3.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 due to lower year-over-year landed product cost as a percent of selling price. This was, however, partially offset by the lower year-over-year net revenues, the impact of an inventory valuation reserve reduction that occurred in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 that did not repeat in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and higher year-over-year SG&A expenses, due primarily to a year-over-year increase in legal fees relating to pending litigation.

Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $3.8 million, as compared to $3.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of $0.5 million, or 15.1%, due to the year-over-year increase in operating income and a lower effective tax rate in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The lower tax rate is the result of a larger percentage of taxable earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2013, as compared to the same quarter of fiscal 2012, occurring in tax jurisdictions with lower comparative tax rates, partly offset by a realized gain on the sale of the Company's last remaining auction rate security that occurred in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 were $0.14, as compared to $0.12 for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, an increase of $0.02 per diluted share, or 16.7%. 

Duncan Hon, Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Radio, commented, "Our first quarter fiscal 2013 revenues declined as compared to the prior year due to the continuing difficult economic conditions in the U.S. and intense competition within our product categories. We expect such market conditions to persist for the foreseeable future. Although higher margins and a lower effective tax rate helped increase our bottom line profitability on a year-over-year basis, we don't anticipate these factors to continue or be indicative of a trend for the full fiscal year."

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
(In thousands, except earnings per share data)
     
    Three Months Ended
    June 30,
    2012   2011
             
Net revenues:            
Net product sales     44,876     50,102
Licensing revenue     1,135     1,422
Net revenues   $ 46,011   $ 51,524
             
Costs and expenses:            
Cost of sales     39,173     45,595
Other operating costs and expenses     408     387
Selling, general and administrative expenses     2,008     1,689
      41,589     47,671
Operating income     4,422     3,853
             
Other income:            
             
Interest income, net     31     31
Realized gain on sale of marketable security     -     828
Income before income taxes     4,453     4,712
Provision for income taxes     613     1,375
Net income   $ 3,840   $ 3,337
             
             
Basic net income per share:     0.14     0.12
             
Diluted net income per share:     0.14     0.12
             
Weighted average shares outstanding:            
  Basic     27,130     27,130
  Diluted     27,130     27,130
               
               
   
EMERSON RADIO CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands except share data)  
             
    6/30/12     3/31/12 (A)  
    (Unaudited)        
ASSETS                
Current Assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 39,688     $ 44,960  
Restricted cash     70       215  
Accounts receivable, net     25,642       12,134  
Other receivables     990       1,193  
Due from affiliates     1       1  
Inventory, net     9,868       11,269  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     10,337       2,873  
Deferred tax assets     2,371       2,304  
                   
  Total Current Assets     88,967       74,949  
Property, plant, and equipment, net     228       260  
Trademarks, net     1,545       1,545  
Deferred tax assets     1,498       1,668  
Other assets     274       262  
                   
  Total Assets   $ 92,512     $ 78,684  
                 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY                
Current Liabilities:                
Current maturities of long-term borrowings     65       64  
Accounts payable and other current liabilities     18,699       9,152  
Due to affiliates     --       11  
Accrued sales returns     1,366       1,201  
Income taxes payable     381       107  
                   
  Total Current Liabilities     20,511       10,535  
Long-term borrowings     62       72  
Deferred tax liabilities     196       177  
                 
  Total Liabilities     20,769       10,784  
Shareholders' Equity:                
Preferred shares -- 10,000,000 shares authorized; 3,677 shares issued and outstanding; liquidation preference of $3,677,000     3,310       3,310  
Common shares -- $0.01 par value, 75,000,000 shares authorized; 52,965,797 shares issued and 27,129,832 shares outstanding at June 30, 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     (7,002 )     (10,418 )
Treasury stock, at cost, 25,835,965 shares     (24,224 )     (24,224 )
                 
  Total Shareholders' Equity     71,743       67,900  
                 
  Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity   $ 92,512     $ 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.  
   
   

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    EMERSON RADIO CORP.
    3 University Plaza, suite 405
    Hackensack, NJ 07601

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