Universal Electronics Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
May 6, 2010
CYPRESS, Calif., May 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ:UEIC) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.
"After a strong financial and business performance in 2009, we established a strong start to 2010 with revenue of $71.4 million and earnings per share of $0.13," stated Paul Arling, UEI's Chairman and CEO. "UEI has over 20 years experience developing the technologies that address the constant evolution of home entertainment products and services. We strive to present our customers and consumers with control solutions that make navigating this increasingly complex environment infinitely simpler."
"One example of this is our recently introduced ONE FOR ALL SMARTCONTROL(TM), which began shipping in Europe and other international markets earlier this year. The North American version will be available through our retail partner, Audiovox Accessories Corporation, later this year. SMARTCONTROL is the ideal universal control solution for today's home theater living rooms as it includes three pre-defined 'activity' keys that enable an intuitive, 'modeless' home theater system control experience. Another key feature of SMARTCONTROL is the UEI SIMPLESET(TM), a simple three-step universal device setup that does not require a manual or a computer and can literally be set-up in less than a minute."
Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31: 2010 Compared to 2009
Bryan Hackworth, UEI's CFO, commented, "Overall, we had a solid first quarter with net sales and earnings per diluted share coming within our expectations. We also continue to generate strong cash flow from operations as we generated $4.9 million in the first quarter."
For the second quarter of 2010, net sales are expected to range between $76.5 million and $79.5 million, compared to $78.3 million in the second quarter of 2009. The company anticipates gross margins for the second quarter of 2010 to be approximately 32.5% of sales, plus or minus one point, compared to 32.6% of sales in the second quarter of 2009. For the second quarter of 2010, operating expenses are expected to range from $19.3 million to $19.9 million, compared to second quarter 2009 operating expenses of $19.8 million. Earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2010 are expected to range from $0.25 to $0.29, compared to earnings per diluted share of $0.27 in the second quarter of 2009.
For the full 2010 year, the company continues to expect net sales to range between $325.0 million and $340.0 million, compared to $317.6 million in 2009. Earnings per diluted share for 2010 are expected to range from $1.20 to $1.35, compared to earnings per diluted share of $1.05 in 2009.
Conference Call Information
UEI's management team will hold a conference call today, Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, to discuss its first quarter 2010 earnings results, review the quarterly activity and answer questions. To access the call in the U.S. please dial 877-655-6895 and for international calls dial 706-758-0299 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference. The conference ID is 70364425. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and available for replay for one year at http://www.uei.com. In addition, a replay of the call will be available via telephone for two business days, beginning two hours after the call. To listen to the replay, in the U.S., please dial 800-642-1687 and internationally, 706-645-9291. Enter access code 70364425.
About Universal Electronics Inc.
Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The company's broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products through distributors and retailers under the One For All(R) brand name. UEI also delivers complete home control solutions in the professional custom installation market under the brand name Nevo(R). For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.uei.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timing and success of the Company's recently introduced ONE FOR ALL SMARTCONTROL(TM) and UEI SIMPLESET(TM) technologies; the ability of the Company to continue developing innovative control solutions accepted by our customers and consumers; the Company's ability to maintain its worldwide market share; the continued softness in our worldwide markets due to the current economic environment;general economic conditions; and other factors described in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The actual results that the Company achieves may differ materially from any forward looking statement due to such risks and uncertainties.The Company undertakes no obligations to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share-related data)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||79,432||$||29,016|
|Accounts receivable, net||55,923||64,392|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||2,341||2,423|
|Deferred income taxes||2,991||3,016|
|Total current assets||182,562||189,040|
|Equipment, furniture and fixtures, net||9,825||9,990|
|Intangible assets, net||11,563||11,572|
|Deferred income taxes||7,637||7,837|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued sales discounts, rebates and royalties||5,041||6,028|
|Accrued income taxes||3,702||3,254|
|Other accrued expenses||6,733||8,539|
|Total current liabilities||55,064||61,954|
|Deferred income taxes||149||153|
|Income tax payable||1,348||1,348|
|Other long-term liabilities||82||122|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 shares authorized; none issued or outstanding||--||--|
|Common stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 19,190,797 and 19,140,232 shares issued at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively||192||191|
|Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income||(657||)||1,463|
|Less cost of common stock in treasury, 5,501,129 and 5,449,962 shares at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively||(81,048||)||(79,826||)|
|Total stockholders' equity||169,702||169,730|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||226,345||$||233,307|
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
|Cost of sales||49,312||49,689|
|Research and development expenses||2,769||2,110|
|Selling, general and administrative expenses||16,608||17,791|
|Interest income, net||83||139|
|Other income (expense), net||43||(368||)|
|Income before provision for income taxes||2,813||1,307|
|Provision for income taxes||(977||)||(511||)|
|Earnings per share:|
|Shares used in computing earnings per share:|
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
Three Months Ended
|Cash provided by operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,579||1,596|
|Provision for doubtful accounts||81||83|
|Provision for inventory write-downs||791||941|
Deferred income taxes
|Tax benefit from exercise of stock options||84||38|
|Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation||(70||)||(15||)|
|Shares issued for employee benefit plan||160||120|
|Changes in operating assets and liabilities:|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||7||1,517|
|Accounts payable and accrued expenses||(6,209||)||(7,887||)|
|Accrued income taxes||691||1,363|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||4,933||3,395|
|Cash provided by (used for) investing activities:|
|Acquisition of equipment, furniture and fixtures||(1,221||)||(674||)|
|Acquisition of intangible assets||(439||)||(224||)|
|Acquisition of assets from Zilog, Inc.||--||(9,502||)|
|Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities||47,586||(59,330||)|
|Cash used for financing activities:|
|Proceeds from stock options exercised||153||223|
|Treasury stock purchased||(1,327||)||(1,626||)|
|Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation||70||15|
|Net cash used for financing activities||(1,104||)||(1,388||)|
|Effect of exchange rate changes on cash||(999||)||(558||)|
|Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents||50,416||(57,881||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||29,016||75,238|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||$||79,432||$||17,357|
Supplemental Cash Flow Information -- The company had net income tax payments of $0.2 million and net income tax refunds of $0.7 million during the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.
SOURCE: Universal Electronics Inc.
Paul Arling, 714-820-1000
Kirsten Chapman, 415-433-3777