SOURCE: Emerson Radio Corp.

Emerson Radio Corp.

February 14, 2013 16:30 ET

Emerson Radio Corp. Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results

HACKENSACK, NJ--(Marketwire - 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  

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