U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results - Net sales $73.0 million. - Adjusted EBITDA $2.7 million. - Gross margin 31.4%. PR Newswire CARSON, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 CARSON, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS), one of the largest online providers of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, today reported net sales for the third quarter ended September 29, 2012 ("Q3 2012") of $73.0 million compared with the third quarter ended October 1, 2011 ("Q3 2011") net sales of $78.6 million, a decrease of 7.1% from Q3 2011 net sales. Q3 2012 net loss was $2.7 million or $0.09 per share, compared with Q3 2011 net loss of $5.3 million or $0.17 per share. The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $2.7 million for Q3 2012 compared to $3.1 million for Q3 2011, a decrease of 14.1% from Q3 2011. For further information regarding Adjusted EBITDA, including a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net loss, see non-GAAP Financial Measures below. "This quarter we executed well by growing margins and by achieving double digit growth in both our online marketplace and offline businesses. However, as expected, we are still battling headwinds with respect to customer acquisition and online traffic to our sites, all of which we are addressing strategically." stated Shane Evangelist. Q3 2012 Financial Highlights oNet sales decreased $5.6 million, or 7.1%, for Q3 2012 compared to Q3 2011. Our Q3 2012 net sales consisted of online sales, representing 90.8% of the total (compared to 94.0% in Q3 2011), and offline sales, representing 9.2% of the total (compared to 6.0% in Q3 2011). The net sales decrease was primarily due to a decline of $7.6 million, or 10.2%, in online sales, partially offset by a $2.0 million, or 42.0%, increase in offline sales. Online sales decreased primarily due to a 9.5% reduction in e-commerce unique visitors and a decline in average order value by 5.4%, partially offset by an increase of 2.8% in revenue capture (revenues retained after taking into consideration returns, credit card declines and product fulfillment). Our offline sales, which consist of our Kool-Vue™ and wholesale operations, continued to show solid growth. oGross profit decreased $1.5 million, or 6.0%, in Q3 2012 compared to Q3 2011. Gross margin rate increased 0.4% to 31.4% in Q3 2012 compared to 31.0% in Q3 2011. Gross margin increased in Q3 2012 primarily due to improved margin from online sales. oMarketing expense was $12.9 million, or 17.7%, of net sales in Q3 2012, down from $14.0 million, or 17.8%, of net sales in Q3 2011. Online advertising expense, which includes catalog costs, was $5.0 million, or 7.5%, of online sales for Q3 2012, compared to $7.0 million, or 9.5%, of online sales for Q3 2011. Marketing expense, excluding online advertising, was $7.9 million, or 10.9%, of net sales for Q3 2012, compared to $7.0 million, or 8.9%, of net sales for Q3 2011. Online advertising expense decreased primarily due to reduction of catalog advertising costs of $0.9 million and non-catalog online advertising expenses of $1.1 million. Marketing expenses, excluding online advertising, increased primarily due to higher depreciation and amortization expense related to software deployments. oGeneral and administrative expense was $4.9 million, or 6.7%, of net sales for Q3 2012, down from $9.1 million, or 11.6%, of net sales for Q3 2011. The decrease of $4.2 million, or 45.8%, for Q3 2012 compared to Q3 2011, was primarily due to WAG restructuring costs of $3.8 million in Q3 2011 compared to none in Q3 2012 and lower depreciation and amortization expense in Q3 2012. oFulfillment expense was $5.7 million, or 7.8%, of net sales in Q3 2012, up from $4.4 million, or 5.7%, of net sales in Q3 2011. The increase of $1.2 million, or 27.8%, for Q3 2012 compared to Q3 2011, was primarily due to higher depreciation and amortization expense from software deployments. oTechnology expense was $1.6 million, or 2.2%, of net sales in Q3 2012, down from $1.7 million, or 2.1%, of net sales in Q3 2011. oCapital expenditures for Q3 2012 were $2.5 million. oCash and cash equivalents and investments were $1.2 million and total debt was $17.3 million as of September 29, 2012 compared to $1.5 million and $13.1 million as of June 30, 2012. Q3 2012 Operating Metrics Q32012 Q32011 Q22012 Conversion Rate 1.50% 1.57% 1.62% Customer Acquisition Cost $ 7.74 $ 9.70 $ 7.10 Marketing Spend (% Internet Sales) 7.7% 9.7% 7.7 % Visitors (millions) ^ 1 38.1 42.1 39.2 Orders (thousands) 573 662 635 Revenue Capture (% Sales) ^ 2 83.9% 81.2% 84.4% Average Order Value $ 115 $ 122 $ 116 1 Visitors do not include traffic from media properties (e.g. AutoMD). 2 Revenue capture is the amount of actual dollars retained after taking into consideration returns, credit card declines and product fulfillment. Non-GAAP Financial Measures Regulation G, "Conditions for Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures," and other provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, define and prescribe the conditions for use of certain non-GAAP financial information. We provide "Adjusted EBITDA,"which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted EBITDA consists of net income before (a)interest expense, net; (b)income tax provision; (c)amortization of intangible assets and impairment loss;(d)depreciation and amortization; (e)share-based compensation expense; (f) loss on debt extinguishment; (g)legal costs to enforce intellectual property rights and (h)restructuring costs. The Company believes that this non-GAAP financial measure provides important supplemental information to management and investors. This non-GAAP financial measure reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of the Company's operations that, when viewed with the GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliation to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provides a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting the Company's business and results of operations. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of the Company's operating performance because it assists in comparing the Company's operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of items not directly resulting from core operations. Internally, this non-GAAP measure isalso used by management for planning purposes, including the preparation of internal budgets; for allocating resources to enhance financial performance; for evaluating the effectiveness of operational strategies; and for evaluating the Company's capacity to fund capital expenditures and expand its business. The Company also believes that analysts and investors use Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure to evaluate the overall operating performance of companies in our industry. Additionally, lenders or potential lenders use Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate the Company's ability to repay loans. This non-GAAP financial measure is used in addition to and in conjunction with results presented in accordance with GAAP and should not be relied upon to the exclusion of GAAP financial measures. Management strongly encourages investors to review the Company's consolidated financial statements in their entirety and to not rely on any single financial measure. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. In addition, the Company expects to continue to incur expenses similar to the non-GAAP adjustments described above, and exclusion of these items from the Company's non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an inference that these costs are unusual, infrequent or non-recurring. The table below reconciles net loss to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented (in thousands): Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 29 October 1 September 29 October 1 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net loss $ $ $ $ (2,711) (5,308) (5,195) (8,118) Interest expense, net 118 283 500 719 Income tax provision 41 2 293 215 Amortization of 331 338 1,012 3,328 intangible assets Depreciation and 3,785 3,126 11,533 9,202 amortization expense EBITDA 1,564 (1,559) 8,143 5,346 Share-based compensation 450 623 1,408 1,946 expense Loss on debt - - 360 - extinguishment Legal costs to enforce intellectual property - 211 - 443 rights Restructuring costs 640 3,816 640 6,591 Adjusted EBITDA $ $ $ $ 2,654 3,091 10,551 14,326 Conference Call The conference call is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm Pacific Time (5:00 pm Eastern Time) on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Participants may access the call by dialing 877-941-4774 (domestic) or 480-629-9760 (international). In addition, the call will be broadcast live over the Internet and accessible through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.usautoparts.net where the call will be archived for two weeks. A telephone replay will be available through November 20, 2012. To access the replay, please dial 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international), passcode 4569475. About U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Established in 1995, U.S. Auto Parts is a leading online provider of automotive aftermarket parts, including body parts, engine parts, performance parts and accessories. Through the Company's network of websites, U.S. Auto Parts provides individual consumers with a broad selection of competitively priced products that are mapped by a proprietary product database to product applications based on vehicle makes, models and years. U.S. Auto Parts' flagship websites are located at www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com, www.partstrain.com, www.stylintrucks.com and www.AutoMD.com and the Company's corporate website is located at www.usautoparts.net . U.S. Auto Parts is headquartered in Carson, California. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains statements which are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business and its industry, as well as certain assumptions made by the Company. These statements are forward looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provided by Section21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Words such as "anticipates," "could," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "believes," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "would," "will likely continue" and variations of these words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.These statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's expectations regarding its futureoperating results and financial condition, impact of changes in our key operating metrics, our potential growth and our liquidity requirements. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict.Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Important factors that may cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to integrate and achieve efficiencies of acquisitions, economic downturn that could adversely impact retail sales; marketplace illiquidity; demand for the Company's products; increases in commodity and component pricing that would increase the Company's per unit cost and reduce margins; the competitive and volatile environment in the Company's industry; the Company's ability to expand and price its product offerings, control costs and expenses, and provide superior customer service; the mix of products sold by the Company; the effect and timing of technological changes and the Company's ability to integrate such changes and maintain, update and expand its infrastructure and improve its unified product catalog;the Company's ability to improve customer satisfaction and retain, recruit and hire key executives, technical personnel and other employees in the positions and numbers, with the experience and capabilities, and at the compensation levels needed to implement the Company's business plans both domestically and internationally; the Company's cash needs, including requirements to amortize debt; regulatory restrictions that could limit the products sold in a particular market or the cost to produce, store or ship the Company's products; any changes in the search algorithms by leading Internet search companies; the Company's need to assess impairment of intangible assets and goodwill; the Company's ability to comply with Section404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and maintain an adequate system of internal controls; and any remediation costs or other factors discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the Risk Factors contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are available at www.usautoparts.net and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements in this release and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.Unless otherwise required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as result of new information, future events or otherwise. U.S. AUTO PARTS NETWORK, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands, except par value) September 29 December 31 2012 2011 (Unaudited) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,076 $ 10,335 Short-term investments 99 1,125 Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $231 and $183 at September 29, 2012 and December 8,583 7,922 31, 2011, respectively Inventory 48,658 52,245 Deferred income taxes 446 446 Other current assets 4,370 3,548 Total current assets 63,232 75,621 Property and equipment, net 32,191 34,627 Intangible assets, net 8,997 9,984 Goodwill 18,854 18,854 Investments - 2,104 Other non-current assets 1,358 1,026 Total assets $ 124,632 $ 142,216 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 32,994 $ 41,303 Accrued expenses 8,674 11,565 Revolving loan payable 17,126 - Current portion of long-term debt - 6,250 Current portion of capital leases 84 135 payable Other current liabilities 4,044 7,702 Total current liabilities 62,922 66,955 Long-term debt, net of current portion - 11,625 Capital leases payable, net of current 89 37 portion Deferred income taxes 1,970 1,596 Other non-current liabilities 1,551 1,079 Total liabilities 66,532 81,292 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders' equity: Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 31,125 shares and 30,626 shares issued and outstanding at September 29, 2012 and December 31 31 31, 2011, respectively Additional paid-in capital 159,446 157,140 Accumulated other comprehensive income 392 327 Accumulated deficit (101,769) (96,574) Total stockholders' equity 58,100 60,924 Total liabilities and equity $ 124,632 $ 142,216 U.S. AUTO PARTS NETWORK, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 29 October 1 September 29 October 1 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net sales $ $ $ $ 73,014 78,593 241,169 249,839 Cost of sales ^(1) 50,121 54,248 167,307 166,664 Gross profit 22,893 24,345 73,862 83,175 Operating expenses: Marketing 12,909 14,002 39,337 41,953 General and 4,926 9,096 15,510 25,739 administrative Fulfillment 5,685 4,449 17,242 14,048 Technology 1,590 1,676 4,826 5,531 Amortization of 331 338 1,012 3,328 intangible assets Total 25,441 29,561 77,927 90,599 operating expenses Loss from operations (2,548) (5,216) (4,065) (7,424) Other (expense) income : Other (expense) (1) 201 34 279 income, net Interest expense (121) (291) (511) (758) Loss on debt - - (360) - extinguishment Total other (122) (90) (837) (479) expense, net Loss before income (2,670) (5,306) (4,902) (7,903) tax provision Income tax provision 41 2 293 215 Net loss (2,711) (5,308) (5,195) (8,118) Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax: Foreign currency translation 11 (18) 35 15 adjustments Unrealized gains 1 34 30 61 on investments Total other 12 16 65 76 comprehensive income Comprehensive loss $ $ $ $ (2,699) (5,292) (5,130) (8,042) Basic and diluted net $ $ $ $ loss per share (0.09) (0.17) (0.17) (0.27) Shares used in computation of basic and diluted net loss 30,854 30,571 30,716 30,522 per share ^(1)Excludes depreciation and amortization expense which is included in marketing, general and administrative and fulfillment expense. U.S. AUTO PARTS NETWORK, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (In thousands) (Unaudited) Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended September 29 October 1 2012 2011 Cash flows from operating activities: Net loss $ $ (5,195) (8,118) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 11,533 9,202 Amortization of intangible assets 1,012 3,328 Deferred income taxes 374 187 Share-based compensation 1,408 1,946 Stock awards issued for non-employee 43 - director service Amortization of deferred financing 69 95 costs Loss on debt extinguishment 360 - Loss from disposition of assets 4 - Changes in operating assets and liabilities Accounts receivable (661) (3,466) Inventory 3,588 2,383 Other current assets (881) (105) Accounts payable and accrued (12,138) 2,725 expenses Other current liabilities (3,659) 1,940 Other non-current liabilities 446 283 Net cash (used in) (3,697) 10,400 provided by operating activities Cash flows from investing activities: Additions to property and equipment (7,853) (11,140) Proceeds from sale of property and 14 - equipment Cash paid for intangible assets (16) (63) Proceeds from sale of marketable securities 3,171 2,100 and investments Purchases of marketable securities and (8) (55) investments Change in restricted cash - 319 Purchases of company-owned life insurance (166) (281) Proceeds from purchase price adjustment - 787 Net cash used in (4,858) (8,333) investing activities Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from revolving loan payable 23,061 - Payments made on revolving loan payable (5,935) - Payment of debt extinguishment costs (175) - Payments made on long-term debt (17,875) (4,562) Payments of debt financing costs (359) (53) Payments on capital leases (104) (122) Proceeds from exercise of stock options 663 324 Other - (85) Net cash used in (724) (4,498) financing activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash 20 (13) equivalents Net change in cash and cash equivalents (9,259) (2,444) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 10,335 17,595 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ $ 1,076 15,151 Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities: Accrued asset purchases $ $ 2,164 1,191 Property acquired under capital lease 104 32 Unrealized gain on investments 30 58 Supplemental disclosures of consolidated cash flow information: Cash paid for income taxes 17 9 Cash paid for interest 293 853 Investor Contacts: David Robson, Chief Financial Officer U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. email@example.com (310) 735-0085 Budd Zuckerman, President Genesis Select Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org (303) 415-0200 SOURCE U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. 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U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
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