Emerson Radio Corp. Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results

Emerson Radio Corp. Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results 
HACKENSACK, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 --  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 s
ales 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
statemen
ts 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                                                

  
CONTACT:
Investor Relations:
Barry Smith
Investor Relations Manager
(973) 428-2004 
 
 
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