Callaway Golf Company Announces First Quarter 2012 Results; Provides Revised Guidance - 2012 first quarter earnings per share of $0.37, compared to $0.15 in 2011 - 2012 first quarter pro forma earnings per share of $0.18, compared to $0.15 in 2011 - 2012 first quarter net sales of $285 million, compared to $286 million in 2011 - Completed several strategic initiatives - Completed sale of Top-Flite and Ben Hogan brands - Re-structured North America's apparel license with Perry Ellis Int'l - Announced settlement of Acushnet litigation PR Newswire CARLSBAD, Calif., April 26, 2012 CARLSBAD, Calif., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) today announced its first quarter 2012 financial results. GAAP RESULTS. For the first quarter of 2012, the Company reported the following results: Dollars in millions except 2012 % of 2011 % of Improvement/ per share amounts Sales Sales (Decline) Net Sales $285 - $286 - ($1) Gross Profit $124 44% $124 43% - Operating Expenses $97 34% $101 35% $4 Operating Income $28 10% $23 8% $5 Income Tax Provision/(Benefit) ($0.3) 0% $9 3% $9 Net Income $32 11% $13 4% $19 Earnings per share $0.37 - $0.15 - $0.22 (Diluted) NON-GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS. In addition to the Company's results prepared in accordance with GAAP, the Company also provided additional information concerning its results on a non-GAAP basis. The manner in which this non-GAAP information is derived is discussed in more detail toward the end of this release and the Company has provided in the tables to this release a reconciliation of this non-GAAP information to the most directly comparable GAAP information. For the first quarter of 2012, the Company reported the following non-GAAP results: Dollars in millions except 2012 % of 2011 % of Improvement/ per share amounts Sales Sales (Decline) Net Sales $285 - $286 - ($1) Gross Profit $124 44% $130 46% ($6) Operating Expenses $103 36% $107 37% $4 Operating Income $21 7% $23 8% ($2) Income Tax Provision $10 3% $9 3% ($1) Net Income $15 5% $13 5% $2 Earnings per share $0.18 - $0.15 - $0.03 (Diluted) "I am very pleased to be a part of the Callaway Golf team and am excited about the long-term potential of Callaway," commented Chip Brewer, President and Chief Executive Officer. "There were many initiatives underway when I arrived at Callaway targeted at reducing costs and simplifying the business and thus providing greater focus on the Company's core business. I would like to thank Tony Thornley for his time and efforts in initiating these actions over the past several months. I believe there are tremendous growth opportunities with our core Callaway Golf and Odyssey brands and believe that the Company's renewed focus on these brands, together with the other actions we have taken, will enable us to capture this growth and drive profitability." "We are pleased with the progress we have made against these key strategic initiatives and the year over year improvement in the Company's financial performance," continued Mr. Brewer. "Sales of woods, premium golf balls, and accessories are up, total sales in the United States and Japan have increased, and our operating expenses have improved despite planned incremental investment in brand and demand creation initiatives. We also completed the sale of our Top-Flite and Ben Hogan brands, settled much of our outstanding litigation, and expanded our apparel license agreement in North America, which allows us to increase our focus on the Company's core business. With that said, we are unsatisfied with the pace at which our financial performance and market positions are improving and we will be taking actions to accelerate this pace of recovery." "While the actions we have taken recently to reduce costs and provide renewed focus on the Company's core brands were important initiatives, there is more work to be done to maximize the Company's full potential," continued Mr. Brewer. "During my brief time here, we have already made changes aimed at strengthening our business and increasing our long-term competitiveness and we will continue to do so. With a renewed focus on our core business, strong Callaway Golf and Odyssey brands, industry leading research and development capabilities, and an outstanding group of employees, we believe we have all the components necessary to drive sustainable long term growth and increase shareholder value." Business Outlook "Our business is recovering compared to last year, albeit at a slower pace than we estimated in our guidance provided in January," commented Brad Holiday, Chief Financial Officer. "Given the current pace of recovery, the impact of the sale of Top-Flite and Ben Hogan assets, and the expansion of the North America apparel license, we are revising our first half financial guidance. Additionally, while we expect a significant improvement in our full year financials compared to 2011, both on a GAAP and pro forma basis, we are suspending full year guidance at this time." The Company provided revised guidance for the first half of 2012 as follows: oNet sales for the first half of 2012 are projected to be $560 - $575 million, compared to $559 million in 2011 and compared to prior guidance of $610 - $630 million. oGross margins for the first half of 2012 are projected to be approximately 43%, compared to 43% in 2011 and compared to prior guidance of 44%.* oOperating expenses for the first half of 2012 have not changed and are still projected to be $214 million compared to $209 million in 2011.* oEarnings per share is estimated at $0.20 to $0.25 compared to $0.15 in 2011 and assumes shares outstanding at 64.5 million, and includes the after-tax impact of the Company's outstanding preferred equity.* *Note: These estimates are generally non-GAAP estimates. The estimates for the first half of 2012 exclude the $6.6 million gain on the sale of the Top-Flite and Ben Hogan brands and for comparative purposes earnings per share for 2012 assumes a tax rate of 38.5%. GAAP tax rates for 2012 are not directly correlated to the Company's pre-tax results due to the effects of deferred tax asset valuations that will continue to impact the tax rate until the Company returns to sustained profitability as defined by accounting rules. The 2011 results exclude charges associated with the Company's global operations strategy, impairment of assets, non-cash tax adjustment, restructuring, and gain on the sale of a building. These estimates are based upon estimated foreign currency exchange rates. Conference Call and Webcast The Company will be holding a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PDT today to discuss the Company's financial results and business. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed at www.callawaygolf.com. To listen to the call, please go to the website at least 15 minutes before the call to register and for instructions on how to access the broadcast. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately three hours after the call ends, and will remain available through 9:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The replay may be accessed through the Internet at www.callawaygolf.com or by telephone by calling 1-855-859-2056 toll free for calls originating within the United States or 404-537-3406 for International calls. The replay pass code is 69148430. Non-GAAP Information: This press release and the financial statement schedules attached to this press release have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). To supplement the GAAP results, the Company has provided certain non-GAAP financial information. The non-GAAP financial information included in the press release and attached schedules present certain of the Company's financial results excluding charges for (i) the Company's global operations strategy, (ii) non-cash intangible asset charges, (iii) non-cash tax adjustments relating to or as a result of the establishment of a deferred tax valuation allowance, (iv) restructuring charges, (v) the gain on the sale of three buildings, and (vi) the gain recognized in connection with the sale of the Top-Flite and Ben Hogan brands. The non-GAAP financial information also includes the Company's results excluding interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expenses, and the non-cash intangible asset charges ("Adjusted EBITDA"). For comparative purposes, the Company applied an annualized statutory tax rate of 38.5% to derive the non-GAAP income tax provision/benefit, net loss, and loss per share. The non-GAAP information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for any measure derived in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP information may also be inconsistent with the manner in which similar measures are derived or used by other companies. Management uses such non-GAAP information for financial and operational decision-making purposes and as a means to evaluate period over period comparisons. Management believes that the presentation of such non-GAAP information, when considered in conjunction with the most directly comparable GAAP information, provides additional useful comparative information for investors in their assessment of the underlying performance of the Company's business without regard to these items. The Company has provided reconciling information within the press release and attached schedules. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results, performance or prospects, including statements relating to estimated sales, gross margins, operating expenses, and earnings in 2012, statements relating to the pace of the Company's recovery and expected improvement in full year financials compared to 2011, and statements relating to future growth, profitability, and increased shareholder value are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon current information and expectations. Accurately estimating the forward-looking statements is based upon various unknowns, including future changes in foreign currency exchange rates, consumer acceptance and demand for the Company's products, the level of promotional activity in the marketplace, as well as future consumer discretionary purchasing activity, which can be significantly adversely affected by unfavorable economic or market conditions. Actual results may differ materially from those estimated or anticipated as a result of these unknowns or other risks and uncertainties, including continued compliance with the terms of the Company's credit facility; delays, difficulties or increased costs in the supply of components needed to manufacture the Company's products or in manufacturing the Company's products; adverse weather conditions and seasonality; any rule changes or other actions taken by the USGA or other golf association that could have an adverse impact upon demand or supply of the Company's products; a decrease in participation levels in golf; and the effect of terrorist activity, armed conflict, natural disasters or pandemic diseases on the economy generally, on the level of demand for the Company's products or on the Company's ability to manage its supply and delivery logistics in such an environment. For additional information concerning these and other risks and uncertainties that could affect these statements, the golf industry, and the Company's business, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to republish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf apparel, footwear and accessories, under the Callaway Golf® and Odyssey® brands in more than 110 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com or shop.callawaygolf.com. Contacts: Brad Holiday Patrick Burke Tim Buckman (760) 931-1771 (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091203/CGLOGO) Callaway Golf Company Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets (In thousands) (Unaudited) March 31, December 31, 2012 2011 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 51,669 $ 43,023 Accounts receivable, net 255,259 115,673 Inventories 236,240 233,070 Deferred taxes, net 3,950 4,029 Income taxes receivable 1,899 3,654 Other current assets 23,373 19,880 Total current assets 572,390 419,329 Property, plant and equipment, net 117,098 117,147 Intangible assets, net 130,503 151,138 Other assets 39,243 39,498 Total assets $ 859,234 $ 727,112 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 150,472 $ 129,193 Accrued employee compensation and 23,508 23,785 benefits Accrued warranty expense 8,262 8,140 Income tax liabilities 4,628 6,666 Asset-backed credit facility 85,900 - Total current liabilities 272,770 167,784 Long-term liabilities 44,476 46,514 Shareholders' equity 541,988 512,814 Total liabilities and shareholders' $ 859,234 $ 727,112 equity Callaway Golf Company Statements of Operations (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Quarter Ended March 31, 2012 2011 Net sales $ 285,098 $ 285,599 Cost of sales 160,727 161,918 Gross profit 124,371 123,681 Operating expenses: Selling 76,838 75,219 General and administrative 12,234 16,287 Research and development 7,473 9,197 Total operating expenses 96,545 100,703 Income from operations 27,826 22,978 Other income (expense), net 3,684 (1,380) Income before income taxes 31,510 21,598 Income tax provision (benefit) (292) 8,780 Net income 31,802 12,818 Dividends on convertible preferred stock 2,625 2,625 Net income allocable to common shareholders $ 29,177 $ 10,193 Earnings per common share: Basic $0.45 $0.16 Diluted $0.37 $0.15 Weighted-average common shares outstanding: Basic 64,983 64,303 Diluted 84,930 84,719 Callaway Golf Company Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows (In thousands) (Unaudited) Quarter Ended March 31, 2012 2011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 31,802 $ 12,818 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 8,745 9,880 Deferred taxes, net (2,321) (125) Non-cash share-based compensation 788 2,305 Gain on disposal of (559) (6,242) long-lived assets Gain on sale of intangibles (6,616) - Changes in assets and liabilities (124,245) (58,010) Net cash used in operating activities (92,406) (39,374) Cash flows from investing activities: Capital expenditures (8,687) (6,918) Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment 50 18,172 Net proceeds from sale of intangibles 26,861 - Net cash provided by investing activities 18,224 11,254 Cash flows from financing activities: Issuance of common stock 1 1,160 Dividends paid, net (3,279) (3,270) Proceeds from credit facilities, net 85,900 3,000 Other financing activities 169 169 Net cash provided by financing activities 82,791 1,059 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash 37 560 equivalents Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 8,646 (26,501) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 43,023 55,043 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 51,669 $ 28,542 Callaway Golf Company Consolidated Net Sales and Operating Segment Information (In thousands) (Unaudited) Net Sales by Product Category Quarter Ended March 31, Growth/(Decline) 2012 2011 Dollars Percent Net sales: Woods $ $ $ 12% 90,729 81,027 9,702 Irons 58,316 69,992 (11,676) -17% Putters 24,092 28,831 (4,739) -16% Golf balls 42,546 44,613 (2,067) -5% Accessories and 69,415 61,136 8,279 14% other Income before income $ $ $ 0% taxes 285,098 285,599 (501) Net Sales by Region Quarter Ended March 31, Growth/(Decline) 2012 2011 Dollars Percent Net sales: United States $ $ $ 3% 149,699 145,373 4,326 Europe 42,699 46,155 (3,456) -7% Japan 42,254 37,535 4,719 13% Rest of Asia 17,997 23,506 (5,509) -23% Other foreign 32,449 33,030 (581) -2% countries $ $ $ 0% 285,098 285,599 (501) Operating Segment Information Quarter Ended March 31, Growth/(Decline) 2012 2011 Dollars Percent Net sales: Golf clubs $ $ $ 1% 242,552 240,986 1,566 Golf balls 42,546 44,613 (2,067) -5% $ $ $ 0% 285,098 285,599 (501) Income before income taxes: Golf clubs^(1) (2) $ $ $ 11% 32,640 29,305 3,335 Golf balls ^(1) (2) 1,577 2,300 (723) -31% Reconciling items (2,707) (10,007) 7,300 -73% ^(3) $ $ $ 46% 31,510 21,598 9,912 ^(1)Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified between product categories to conform with the current period presentation. ^(2)In connection with the GOS Initiatives, the Company's golf club and golf ball operating segments absorbed pre-tax charges of $4.5 million and $1.8 million, respectively, during the quarter ended March 31, 2011. The Company completed the final phase of its GOS initiatives in December 2011 and, as such, charges incurred in 2012 were nominal. ^(3)Represents corporate general and administrative expenses and other income (expense) not utilized by management in determining segment profitability. Callaway Golf Company Supplemental Financial Information (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Quarter Ended March 31, Quarter Ended March 31, 2012 2011 Pro Forma Gain on Pro Global Gain on Callaway Non-Cash Tax Sale of Total as Forma Operations Sale of Total as Golf ^(1) Adjustment^(2) TF/BH^(1) Reported Callaway Strategy Buildings Reported Golf $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Net sales 285,098 - 285,098 285,599 285,599 - - - Gross profit 124,371 - - 124,371 129,983 (6,302) - 123,681 % of sales 44% n/a n/a 44% 46% n/a n/a 43% Operating expenses 103,161 - (6,616) 96,545 106,646 227 (6,170) 100,703 Income (expense) from 21,210 - 6,616 27,826 23,337 (6,529) 6,170 22,978 operations Other income , net 3,684 - - 3,684 (1,380) - - (1,380) Income before income 24,894 - 6,616 31,510 21,957 (6,529) 6,170 21,598 taxes Income tax provision 9,584 (12,423) 2,547 (292) 8,911 (2,378) 2,247 8,780 (benefit) Net income 15,310 12,423 4,069 31,802 13,046 (4,151) 3,923 12,818 Dividends on convertible preferred 2,625 - - 2,625 2,625 - - 2,625 stock Net income allocable $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ to common 12,685 12,423 4,069 29,177 3,923 10,193 shareholders 10,421 (4,151) Diluted earnings per $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ share: 0.18 0.14 0.37 0.05 0.15 0.05 0.15 (0.05) Weighted-average shares 84,930 84,930 84,930 84,930 84,719 84,719 84,719 84,719 outstanding: ^(1) For comparative purposes, the Company applied an annualized statutory tax rate of 38.5% to derive pro forma results. ^(2)Current period impact of the valuation allowance established against the Company's U.S. deferred tax assets and the impact of applying a statutory tax rate of 38.5% to pro forma results. 2012 Trailing Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDA 2011 Trailing Twelve Months Adjusted EBITDA Adjusted EBITDA: Quarter Ended Quarter Ended June 30, September December 31, March 31, June 30, September December March 30, 30, 31, 31, 2011 2011 2011 2012 Total 2010 2010 2010 2011 Total $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Net income (loss) (59,066) (62,587) (62,985) 31,802 (152,836) (32,255) 12,818 (26,289) 11,465 (18,317) Interest expense 207 399 324 817 1,747 (242) (1,234) (444) 142 (1,778) (income), net Income tax provision 45,483 14,854 12,442 (292) 72,487 8,932 (22,100) (13,231) 8,780 (17,619) (benefit) Depreciation and 9,311 9,247 10,198 8,745 37,501 9,606 10,687 10,707 9,880 40,880 amortization expense Impairment charge 5,413 - 1,120 - 6,533 - - 7,547 - 7,547 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Adjusted EBITDA 1,348 (38,087) (38,901) 41,072 (34,568) (27,676) 31,620 2,741 29,761 (30,964) SOURCE Callaway Golf Company
Callaway Golf Company Announces First Quarter 2012 Results; Provides Revised Guidance
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