U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2013 Results - Net sales $65.4 million. - Adjusted EBITDA $1.5 million. - Gross margin 30.2%. PR Newswire CARSON, Calif., May 7, 2013 CARSON, Calif., May 7, 2013 /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 first quarter ended March 30, 2013 ("Q1 2013") of $65.4 million compared with the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 ("Q1 2012") net sales of $87.4 million, a decrease of 25.2% from Q1 2012 net sales. Q1 2013 net loss was $3.3 million or $0.11 per share, compared with Q1 2012 net loss of $0.8 million or $0.03 per share. The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA plus share-based compensation expense and restructuring costs) of $1.5 million for Q1 2013 compared to $4.2 million for Q1 2012. For further information regarding Adjusted EBITDA, including a reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA, see non-GAAP Financial Measures below. "This quarter, we successfully completed measures to strengthen the Company's balance sheet and continue to implement strategies to return to profitable growth," stated Shane Evangelist. Q1 2013 Financial Highlights oNet sales decreased to $65.4 million for Q1 2013 compared to $87.4 million for Q1 2012. Our Q1 2013 net sales consisted of online sales, representing 89.6% of the total (compared to 93.4% in Q1 2012), and offline sales, representing 10.4% of the total (compared to 6.6% in Q1 2012). The net sales decrease was primarily due to a decline of $23.0 million, or 28.2%, in online sales, partially offset by a $1.0 million, or 17.6%, increase in offline sales. Online sales decreased primarily due to a 23.2% reduction in e-commerce unique visitors. Our offline sales, which consist of our Kool-Vue™ and wholesale operations, continued to show solid growth. oGross profit decreased $6.9 million, or 25.9%, in Q1 2013 compared to Q1 2012. Gross margin rate decreased 0.3% to 30.2% in Q1 2013 compared to 30.5% in Q1 2012. Gross margin was unfavorably impacted by higher freight and warehouse supplies expense partially offset by higher selling margins from higher penetration of sales from our private label business. oMarketing expense was $11.2 million, or 17.1%, of net sales in Q1 2013, down from $13.5 million, or 15.4%, of net sales in Q1 2012. Online advertising expense, which includes catalog costs, was $4.3 million, or 7.4%, of online sales for Q1 2013, compared to $6.1 million, or 7.4%, of online sales for Q1 2012. Online advertising expense decreased primarily due to the reduction in our non-catalog online advertising expenses, which includes listing and placement fees paid to commercial and search engine websites, of $1.7 million as we adjusted our spend on lower sales volume. Marketing expense, excluding online advertising, was $6.9 million, or 10.5%, of net sales for Q1 2013, compared to $7.4 million, or 8.4%, of net sales for Q1 2012. The decline was primarily due to lower call center wages of $1.0 million partially offset by higher depreciation and amortization expense of $0.2 million and restructuring costs related to employee severance of $0.3 million. oGeneral and administrative expense was $4.7 million, or 7.2%, of net sales in Q1 2013, down from $5.9 million, or 6.7%, of net sales for Q1 2012. The decrease of $1.2 million, or 20.2%, for Q1 2013 compared to Q1 2012, was due to lower depreciation and amortization expense of $0.4 million and lower merchant fees of $0.5 million. oFulfillment expense was $5.4 million, or 8.2%, of net sales in Q1 2013 compared to $5.9 million, or 6.8%, of net sales in Q1 2012. oTechnology expense was $1.5 million, or 2.3%, of net sales in Q1 2013, compared to $1.5 million, or 1.8%, of net sales in Q1 2012. oCapital expenditures for Q1 2013 were $2.6 million. oCash and cash equivalents and investments were $1.3 million and total debt was $12.2 million as of March 30, 2013 compared to $1.0 million and $16.4 million as of December 29, 2012. Q1 2013 Operating Metrics Q12013 Q12012 Q42012 Conversion Rate ^1 1.44 % 1.47 % 1.41 % Customer Acquisition Cost $ 6.94 $ 7.50 $ 8.04 Marketing Spend (% Internet Sales) 7.5 % 7.6 % 8.6 % Unique Visitors (millions) ^ 1, 2 36.8 47.9 36.5 Total Number of Orders (thousands) 529 705 514 Revenue Capture (% Sales) ^ 3 82.2 % 83.7 % 82.7 % Average Order Value $ 109 $ 116 $ 108 As we consolidate to fewer websites, we changed the measurement source of our unique visitors data to another third-party provider in the first 1 quarter of 2013. Previously reported operating metrics data for the first quarter and fourth quarter of 2012 were revised to conform to the current third-party provider's data. 2 Visitors do not include traffic from media properties (e.g. AutoMD). 3 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)depreciation and amortization expense; (d) amortization of intangible assets; (e)share-based compensation expense; and (f)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 March 30 March 31 2013 2012 Net loss $ (3,343) $ (788) Interest expense, net 185 199 Income tax provision 21 124 Amortization of intangible assets 106 340 Depreciation and amortization expense 3,638 3,747 EBITDA 607 3,622 Share-based compensation expense 409 584 Restructuring costs 498 - Adjusted EBITDA $ 1,514 $ 4,206 Conference Call The conference call is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm Pacific Time (5:00 pm Eastern Time) on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Participants may access the call by dialing 877-941-1428 (domestic) or 480-629-9713 (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 May 21, 2013. To access the replay, please dial 877-870-5176 (domestic) or 858-384-5517 (international), passcode 4618107. 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, and www.AutoMD.comand 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.netand 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 and Liquidation Value) March 30 December 29 2013 2012 (Unaudited) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,297 $ 1,030 Short-term investments 111 110 Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $242 and $221 at March 30, 2013 and 7,040 7,431 December 29, 2012, respectively Inventory 37,633 42,727 Deferred income taxes 44 39 Other current assets 3,310 4,176 Total current assets 49,435 55,513 Property and equipment, net 27,123 28,559 Intangible assets, net 3,120 3,227 Other non-current assets 1,669 1,578 Total assets $ 81,347 $ 88,877 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 23,055 $ 28,025 Accrued expenses 9,475 10,485 Revolving loan payable 12,125 16,222 Current portion of capital leases 35 70 payable Other current liabilities 4,704 4,738 Total current liabilities 49,394 59,540 Capital leases payable, net of current 69 70 portion Deferred income taxes 350 314 Other non-current liabilities 1,711 1,309 Total liabilities 51,524 61,233 Commitments and contingencies Stockholders' equity: Series A convertible preferred stock, $0.001 par value; $1.45per share liquidation value or aggregate of $5.8 4 - million;4,150 shares authorized; 4,000 and 0 shares issued and outstanding at March 30, 2013 and December 29, 2012, respectively Common stock, $0.001 par value; 100,000 shares authorized; 31,151 shares and 31,128 31 31 shares issued and outstandingat March 30, 2013 and December 29, 2012, respectively Additional paid-in capital 165,305 159,781 Accumulated other comprehensive income 378 384 Accumulated deficit (135,895) (132,552) Total stockholders' equity 29,823 27,644 Total liabilities and equity $ 81,347 $ 88,877 U.S. AUTO PARTS NETWORK, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE OPERATIONS (Unaudited, In Thousands, Except Per Share Data) Thirteen Weeks Ended March 30 March 31 2013 2012 Net sales $ 65,405 $ 87,436 Cost of sales ^(1) 45,667 60,808 Gross profit 19,738 26,628 Operating expenses: Marketing 11,191 13,450 General and administrative 4,687 5,870 Fulfillment 5,381 5,918 Technology 1,515 1,536 Amortization of intangible assets 106 340 Total operating expenses 22,880 27,114 Loss from operations (3,142) (486) Other income (expense): Other income, net 7 31 Interest expense (187) (209) Total other expense, net (180) (178) Loss before income tax provision (3,322) (664) Income tax provison 21 124 Net loss (3,343) (788) Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax: Foreign currency translation adjustments (6) 27 Unrealized gains on investments - 25 Total other comprehensive (loss) income (6) 52 Comprehensive loss $ (3,349) $ (736) Basic and diluted net loss per share $ (0.11) $ (0.03) Shares used in computation of basic and diluted net 31,141 30,638 loss 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 (Unaudited, In Thousands) Thirteen Weeks Ended March 30 March 31 2013 2012 Cash flows from operating activities: Net loss $ (3,343) $ (788) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) provided byoperating activities: Depreciation and amortization 3,638 3,747 Amortization of intangible assets 106 340 Deferred income taxes 31 126 Share-based compensation 409 584 Stock awards issued for non-employee 11 - director service Amortization of deferred financing costs 20 39 Loss from disposition of assets - 4 Changes in operating assets and liabilities Accounts receivable 391 (1,267) Inventory 5,094 6,138 Other current assets 867 29 Other non-current assets 23 - Accounts payable and accrued (6,243) (9,303) expenses Other current liabilities (35) (18) Other non-current liabilities 370 149 Net cash provided by (used 1,339 (220) in) operating activities Cash flows from investing activities: Additions to property and equipment (2,623) (2,371) Proceeds from sale of property and equipment - 14 Cash paid for intangible assets - (16) Proceeds from sale of marketable securities and - 1,071 investments Purchases of marketable securities and - (7) investments Purchases of company-owned life insurance (106) - Net cash used in investing (2,729) (1,309) activities Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from revolving loan payable 5,903 - Payments made on revolving loan payable (10,000) - Proceeds from issuance of Series A convertible 5,800 - preferred stock Payment of issuance costs from Series A (30) convertible preferred stock Payments of debt financing costs - (14) Payments on capital leases (36) (33) Proceeds from exercise of stock options 23 43 Net cash provided by (used 1,660 (4) in) financing activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash (3) 32 equivalents Net change in cash and cash equivalents 267 (1,501) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 1,030 10,335 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 1,297 $ 8,834 Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing activities: Accrued asset purchases $ 1,294 $ 1,717 Unpaid issuance costs related to Series A 765 - convertible preferred stock Unrealized gain on investments - 17 Supplemental disclosures of consolidated cash flow information: Cash paid for income taxes - - Cash paid for interest 112 218 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 First Quarter 2013 Results
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