Tandy Brands Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Earnings Results

Tandy Brands Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Earnings Results    *First quarter adjusted net loss increased $0.2 million on $0.9 million     lower net sales   *Net sales for Gifts segment up $0.7 million or 12%   *Gifts segment holiday 2012 order book up $7.2 million or 26%  DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. (Nasdaq:TBAC) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2012.  Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 were $25.9 million, a decrease of three percent versus the prior year first quarter. Accessories segment net sales were $20.0 million for the first quarter, a decline of $1.5 million from the same quarter of fiscal 2012. The decline reported in the accessories segment net sales was a result of higher sales of exited product categories in the prior year period, offset slightly by higher levels of replenishment orders by the Company's largest customer during the current year period. Net sales for the gifts segment were $5.9 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, an increase of 12 percent over the prior year, primarily due to increased holiday shipments.  First quarter fiscal 2013 gross margin as a percentage of net sales was 31.6 percent, compared to 34.1 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Accessories segment gross margin remained consistent to the prior year period at 33.9 percent.Gifts segment gross margin was 24.0 percent, compared to 35.3 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.The decrease in gift gross margin percentage was driven by higher freight costs, higher customer deductions, and higher volume of customer-direct shipments.Customer-direct shipments contribute lower gross margins due to being shipped directly from the Company's suppliers to the Company's customers, avoiding the associated selling, general and administrative (SG&A) costs.Total SG&A expense for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 declined three percent to $8.9 million following the three percent reduction in net sales.  "Our first quarter results have us set-up for a good first half," said Rod McGeachy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tandy Brands."We expect our holiday 2012 gift net sales to be up $6.0 to $8.0 million over the comparable prior year first half.This growth is driven by execution of our licensing strategies.Specifically, our Eddie Bauer license has contributed meaningful growth in sales of our gifts, belts and small leather goods."  For the first quarter, the Company reported a net loss of $1.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted net loss increased $0.2 million to $1.2 million compared to adjusted net loss of $1.0 million in the prior year first quarter.  Financial Position  The Company ended the 2013 first quarter with $19.9 million in working capital, including $11.7 million of receivables, $49.9 million of inventories, and borrowings of $24.4 million.  Net cash used for operating activities was $6.4 million higher than the prior year period primarily due to higher gift inventory on hand to fulfill increased customer orders that will ship in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.Net cash provided by financing activities was $6.3 million higher than the prior year period due to higher borrowings for inventory purchases to support growth in the gifts segment and the one-time cash inflows generated in the prior year for the commencement of a factoring facility entered into with the Company's largest customer.  "Our inventories and current liabilities peaked as we expected," said McGeachy."As we enter the second quarter, our cash cycle will improve and current liabilities will be significantly reduced."  Outlook  "As we sit in the midst of our peak selling season, I remain confident that we will produce meaningful improvement in our bottom-line in fiscal 2013," said McGeachy.  About Tandy Brands  Tandy Brands is a leading designer and marketer of branded men's, women's and children's accessories, including belts, gifts, small leather goods and bags. Merchandise is marketed under various national as well as private brand names through all major retail distribution channels.  Safe Harbor Language  Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking and made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations about future events, estimates and projections about the industry in which it operates. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, including, without limitation, general economic and business conditions, competition in the accessories and gifts markets, acceptance of the Company's product offerings and designs, issues relating to distribution, the termination or non-renewal of any material licenses, the Company's ability to maintain proper inventory levels, and a significant decrease in business from or loss of any major customers or programs. Those and other risks are more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date hereof. Except as required under federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company does not undertake, and specifically declines, any obligation to update any of these statements or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements after the distribution of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, or otherwise.  Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. And Subsidiaries Unaudited Consolidated Statements Of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (in thousands except per share amounts)                                                                                                          Three Months Ended                                               September 30                                               2012        2011 Net sales                                      $25,871   $26,743 Cost of goods sold                             17,692     17,611 Gross margin                                   8,179      9,132 Selling, general and administrative expenses   8,854      9,120 Depreciation and amortization                  483        583 Total operating expenses                       9,337      9,703 Operating loss                                 (1,158)    (571) Interest expense                               (292)      (367) Other income (expense)                         36         (38) Loss before income taxes                      (1,414)    (976) Income tax (benefit) expense                   (129)      99 Net loss                                       $(1,285)  $(1,075) Other comprehensive income (loss):                         Currency translation adjustments               229        (404) Total comprehensive loss                       $(1,056)  $(1,479) Loss per share:                                            Basic                                          $(0.18)   $(0.15) Diluted                                        $(0.18)   $(0.15) Weighted average common shares outstanding:                Basic                                          7,134      7,080 Diluted                                        7,134      7,080  Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. And Subsidiaries                    Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets                              (in thousands)                                                                                                                                                               September 30 June 30   September 30                                           2012         2012      2011 Assets                                                           Current assets:                                                  Cash and cash equivalents                  $176       $217    $229 Accounts receivable, net                   11,703      7,042    12,501 Inventories, net                           49,943      28,743   41,947 Inventory deposits                         1,029       7,107    1,623 Other current assets                       3,093       2,824    4,491 Total current assets                       65,944      45,933   60,791 Property and equipment, net                5,439       5,474    6,321 Other assets:                                                    Intangibles                                3,936       4,115    4,728 Other assets                               893         934      963 Total other assets                         4,829       5,049    5,691                                           $76,212    $56,456 $72,803 Liabilities And Stockholders' Equity                             Current liabilities:                                             Accounts payable                           $18,907    $10,548 $12,330 Accrued compensation                       1,174       1,309    1,431 Accrued expenses                           1,623       1,584    1,737 Credit facility                            24,380      11,810   23,604 Total current liabilities                  46,084      25,251   39,102 Other liabilities                          4,218       4,290    4,261 Stockholders' equity:                                            Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, 1,000    --          --       -- shares authorized, none issued Common stock, $1.00 par value, 10,000                            shares authorized, 7,134 shares, 7,102 shares and 7,062 shares issued and   7,134       7,102    7,062 outstanding, respectively Additional paid-in capital                 34,148      34,129   34,121 Accumulated deficit                        (17,255)    (15,970) (13,393) Other comprehensive income                 1,883       1,654    1,650 Total stockholders' equity                 25,910      26,915   29,440                                           $76,212    $56,456 $72,803  Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. And Subsidiaries Unaudited Consolidated Statements Of Cash Flows (in thousands)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Three Months Ended                                                           September 30                                                                 2012       2011        Cash flows used for operating activities:                                   Net loss                                               $(1,285) $(1,075)  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net                                    cash used for operating activities:                                         Deferred income taxes                                  (21)      5          Doubtful accounts receivable provision                 10        10         Depreciation and amortization                          547       645        Stock compensation expense                             51        10         Amortization of debt costs                             31        117        Other                                                 (37)      --         Changes in assets and liabilities:                                          Accounts receivable                                    (4,626)   1,685      Inventories                                            (21,075)  (13,280)   Other assets                                           (381)     (955)      Inventory deposits                                     6,078     2,578      Accounts payable                                       7,958     4,714      Accrued expenses                                       (196)     (970)      Net cash used for operating activities                 (12,946)  (6,516)    Cash flows used for investing activities:                                   Purchases of property and equipment                    (325)     (308)      Sales of property and equipment                        208       --         Net cash used for investing activities                 (117)     (308)      Cash flows provided by financing activities:                                Change in cash overdrafts                              374       (489)      Change in restricted cash                              --        1,416      Net borrowings under credit facility                   12,570    5,694      Net cash provided by financing activities              12,944    6,621      Effect of exchange-rate changes on cash and cash       78        18         equivalents Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents              (41)      (185)      Cash and cash equivalents beginning of year            217       414        Cash and cash equivalents end of period                $176     $229                      Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. And Subsidiaries                         Unaudited Non-GAAP Disclosures                    (in thousands except per share amounts)                                          Our adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measurement, is defined as net income (loss) before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and certain acquisition-related and one-time items. Adjusted EBITDA is presented because we believe it provides useful information about our business activities and also is frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties in evaluating a company's performance.Not all companies utilize identical calculations; therefore, our presentation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other identically titled measures of other companies. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation, or as substitutes for analysis of our results of operations as reported under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP").The following table reconciles our GAAP net income (loss) to the adjusted EBITDA disclosures.                                          Three Months Ended                                         September 30                                         2012    2011 Net loss                                 $(1,285) $(1,075) Income taxes                             (129)   99 Interest expense                         292      367 Depreciation and amortization            483      583 Other (income) expense                   (36)     38 Investment in new licenses               95      -- Severances and other restructuring costs 71      -- Adjusted EBITDA (loss)                   $(509)  $12                                                                                                      We have provided our adjusted net income (loss) disclosure, a non-GAAP measurement, as we believe it is important for our stakeholders to understand the impact of certain items on our statements of operations.The following table reconciles our GAAP net income (loss) to the adjusted net income (loss) disclosure.                                                      Three Months Ended                                                     September 30                                                     2012    2011 Net loss                                             $(1,285) (1,075) Investment in new licenses                           95      -- Severances and other restructuring costs             71      -- Property sale gain                                   (37)    -- Write-off unamortized debt costs                     --      98 Adjusted net loss                                    $(1,156)  $(977) Common shares outstanding assuming dilution          7,134    7,080 Adjusted net loss per common share assuming dilution ($0.16)  ($0.14)  CONTACT: Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc.          Rod McGeachy          President and Chief Executive Officer          214-519-5200                   Investor Relations          Chuck Talley          Chief Financial Officer          214-519-5200  
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