Systemax Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Systemax Inc. (SYX) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
|(U.S. dollars in millions, except per share data)|
|Diluted earnings per share||$0.19||$0.36|
|Special charges, net||$1.9||$0.5|
|Special charges, net, per diluted share, after tax||$0.03||$0.01|
First Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights:
- Consolidated sales declined 2% to $913.6 million in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales declined 1%.
- Business to business channel sales grew 7% to $512.7 million in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales grew 8%.
- Consumer channel sales declined 11% to $400.9 million in U.S. dollars. On a constant currency basis, sales declined 10%.
- Same store business to business sales grew 8% and same store consumer sales declined 14% on a constant currency basis.
- Special charges incurred were approximately $1.9 million on a pre-tax basis, or $0.03 per diluted share after tax, consisting of costs associated with senior staffing changes in our North America technology business, legal and professional fees related to the previously disclosed investigation and settlement with a former officer and director, and costs related to the planned closing and relocation of one of our smaller distribution centers to a new, significantly larger distribution and call center for our Industrial Products business.
- Operating income decreased 43% to $10.6 million, primarily as a result of performance in our North America technology business.
- Diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.19.
Richard Leeds, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, On an overall basis, I am disappointed in our results for the quarter. The performance of our North America technology consumer business was below our internal expectations and masks the strong performance in the rest of the business. We are highly focused on re-establishing revenue growth and improving profitability in this business. The highlight of the quarter was our B2B operations. Our industrial products business grew 28%, which was its 8th consecutive quarter of organic revenue growth exceeding 25%. Our technology B2B businesses in both Europe and North America had another quarter of solid revenue growth.
Our efforts to improve margins showed mixed performance. We recorded our fifth consecutive quarter of year over year gross margin improvement and reduced operating costs across most of our businesses. However, consolidated operating margin was significantly impacted by the results of our North America technology business. With a strong balance sheet, including cash balances of $111 million, a truly multi-channel and web-centric model which is diversified by market, geography and channel, Systemax remains well positioned for the future, Leeds concluded.
|Business to business1||$512.7||56%||7%||$480.5||52%|
|1||Includes sales from managed business relationships, including outbound call centers and extranets, and the entire Industrial Products and Corporate segments|
|2||Includes sales from retail stores, consumer websites, inbound call centers and television shopping|
Supplemental Same Store Channel Growth1 Q1 2012 vs. Q1 2011
|Business to business||8%|
|1||Excludes revenue at retail stores, websites and call centers operating for less than 14 full months as of the beginning of the current comparison period and computed on a constant currency basis. The method of calculating comparable store and channel sales varies across the retail and direct marketing industry. As a result, Systemaxs method of calculating comparable sales may not be the same as other companies methods.|
Supplemental Product Category Sales Summary
|2012||% of Sales||Change y/y||2011||% of Sales|
|Computer accessories & software||$259.6||28%||-4%||$270.6||29%|
Supplemental Business Unit Sales Summary
|2012||% of Sales||Change y/y||2011||% of Sales|
|Corporate and Other||$1.3||-%||63%||$0.8||-%|
In the first quarter of 2012 working capital grew by $14.4 million to $369.1 million, and cash and cash equivalents increased by $13.7 million to $111.0 million at March 31, 2012. The Company had availability under its credit facility of approximately $110.4 million and total cash and available liquidity of approximately $221.4 million at March 31, 2012. Short and long-term debt totaled approximately $9.1 million at March 31, 2012.
The Companys effective tax rate for the first quarter was 32.6% compared to 30.8% in the first quarter of 2011. The higher tax rate is the result of higher projected taxable income in jurisdictions with higher tax rates in 2012 as compared to 2011.
Earnings Conference Call Details
Systemax Inc. will host a teleconference to discuss its first quarter 2012 results today, May 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. A live webcast of the teleconference will be available on the Companys website at www.systemax.com in the investor relations section. The webcast will also be archived on www.systemax.com for approximately 90 days.
About Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc. (http://www.systemax.com), a Fortune 1000 company, sells personal computers, computer components and supplies, consumer electronics and industrial products through a system of branded e-Commerce websites, retail stores, relationship marketers and direct mail catalogs in North America and Europe. The primary brands are TigerDirect, CompUSA, Circuit City, MISCO, WStore and Global Industrial.
This press release contains forward-looking statements about the Companys performance. These statements are based on managements estimates, assumptions and projections and are not guarantees of future performance. The Company assumes no obligation to update these statements. Actual results may differ materially from results expressed or implied in these statements as the result of risks, uncertainties and other factors including, but not limited to: (a) unanticipated variations in sales volume, (b) economic conditions and exchange rates, (c) actions by competitors, (d) the continuation of key vendor relationships, (e) the ability to maintain satisfactory loan agreements with lenders, (f) risks associated with the delivery of merchandise to customers utilizing common carriers, (g) the operation of the Companys management information systems, and (h) unanticipated legal and administrative proceedings. Please refer to Risk Factors and the Forward Looking Statements sections contained in the Companys Form 10-K for a more detailed explanation of the inherent limitations in such forward-looking statements.
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Unaudited|
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
|Cost of sales||782,924||799,369|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||118,225||111,369|
|Interest and other (income) expense, net||52||(979)|
|Income before income taxes||10,512||19,604|
|Provision for income taxes||3,429||6,038|
|Effective tax rate||32.6%||30.8%|
|Net income per common share:|
Weighted average common and
common equivalent shares:
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|March 31*||December 31*|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$110,987||$97,254|
|Accounts receivable, net||281,536||268,980|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||41,237||38,678|
|Total current assets||820,982||777,156|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||69,259||70,699|
|Goodwill, intangibles and other assets||66,518||66,695|
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities
|Total current liabilities||451,919||422,452|
|Total liabilities and shareholders equity||$956,759||$914,550|
* Systemax manages its business and reports using a 52-53 week fiscal year that ends at midnight on the Saturday closest to December 31. For clarity of presentation, fiscal years and quarters are described as if they ended on the last day of the respective calendar month. The actual fiscal quarter ended on March 31, 2012. The first quarters of both 2012 and 2011 included 13 weeks.
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