Universal Electronics Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SANTA ANA, Calif.--()--Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ:UEIC) reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017.

“Our second quarter 2017 financial results were in line with our expectations; net sales increased 3%, operating income grew 8% and EPS increased 5% over last year’s second quarter”

“Our second quarter 2017 financial results were in line with our expectations; net sales increased 3%, operating income grew 8% and EPS increased 5% over last year’s second quarter,” stated Paul Arling, UEI's Chairman and CEO. “Major cable operators such as Comcast, Cox and Shaw continue to upgrade their customers to new offerings such as the X1 Entertainment Operating System® and X1 Voice Remote. Additional operators, on a worldwide basis, are now progressing through the design and testing stages of advanced home entertainment and home control platforms powered by UEI technology. Our customers are introducing platforms with new connection protocols and a new suite of devices – such as home security and sensing, and energy monitoring and management – all of which can now be centrally and simply controlled. By enabling that connection, UEI continues to gain momentum supplying the industry with the solutions that serve the increasingly complex smart home environment. Due to our long-standing relationships with the world’s leading subscription broadcasters and consumer electronics OEMs, our diverse portfolio of technologies and solutions, as well as our long history of innovation, UEI is well positioned to capitalize on this long-term growth opportunity.”

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30: 2017 Compared to 2016

  • GAAP net sales were $177.6 million, compared to $171.0 million; Adjusted Non-GAAP net sales were $177.9 million, compared to $172.2 million.
  • GAAP gross margins were 24.6%, compared to 25.4%; Adjusted Non-GAAP gross margins were 25.9%, compared to 26.1%.
  • GAAP operating income was $7.3 million, compared to $8.0 million; Adjusted Non-GAAP operating income was $15.8 million, compared to $14.7 million.
  • GAAP net income was $4.7 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared to $6.6 million or $0.45 per diluted share; Adjusted Non-GAAP net income was $11.4 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, compared to $10.9 million, or $0.74 per diluted share.
  • At June 30, 2017, cash and cash equivalents were $49.7 million, compared to $50.6 million at December 31, 2016.

Financial Results for the Six Months Ended June 30: 2017 Compared to 2016

  • GAAP net sales were $339.0 million, compared to $321.6 million; Adjusted Non-GAAP net sales were $340.2 million, compared to $323.7 million.
  • GAAP gross margins were 25.0%, compared to 25.2%; Adjusted Non-GAAP gross margins were 26.3%, compared to 25.9%.
  • GAAP operating income was $6.9 million, compared to $11.0 million; Adjusted Non-GAAP operating income was $27.5 million, compared to $24.0 million.
  • GAAP net income was $4.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $9.3 million or $0.63 per diluted share; Adjusted Non-GAAP net income was $20.6 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, compared to $17.7 million, or $1.20 per diluted share.

Financial Outlook

For the third quarter of 2017, the company expects GAAP net sales to range between $178 million and $186 million, compared to $169.2 million in the third quarter of 2016. GAAP earnings per diluted share for the third quarter of 2017 is expected to range from $0.50 to $0.60, compared to GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.53 in the third quarter of 2016.

For the third quarter of 2017, the company expects Adjusted Non-GAAP net sales to range between $178 million and $186 million, compared to $170.3 million in the third quarter of 2016. Adjusted Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are expected to range from $0.80 to $0.90, compared to Adjusted Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.93 in the third quarter of 2016. The third quarter Adjusted Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share estimate excludes $0.30 per share related to stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangibles, factory inefficiencies at an underutilized factory, severance related to the consolidation of manufacturing facilities, changes in contingent consideration related to acquisitions, and income tax adjustments.

Conference Call Information

UEI’s management team will hold a conference call today, Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, to discuss its second quarter 2017 earnings results, review recent activity and answer questions. To access the call in the U.S. please dial 877-843-0414, and for international calls dial 315-625-3071 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference. The conference ID is 56476115. The conference call will also be broadcast live at www.uei.com where it will be available for replay for one year. In addition, a replay 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 855-859-2056, and internationally dial 404-537-3406. The access code is 56476115.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Metrics

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, UEI provides Adjusted Non-GAAP information as additional information for its operating results. References to Adjusted Non-GAAP information are to non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are not required by, in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. UEI’s management uses these measures for reviewing the financial results of UEI, for budget planning purposes, and for making operational and financial decisions and believes that providing these non-GAAP financial measures to investors, as a supplement to GAAP financial measures, helps investors evaluate UEI’s core operating and financial performance and business trends consistent with how management evaluates such performance and trends. Additionally, management believes these measures facilitate comparisons with the core operating and financial results and business trends of competitors and other companies.

Adjusted Non-GAAP net sales is defined as net sales excluding the impact of stock-based compensation for performance-based warrants. Adjusted Non-GAAP gross profit is defined as gross profit excluding stock-based compensation expense, cost of goods sold and depreciation expense related to the increase in inventories and fixed assets from cost to fair market value resulting from acquisitions, amortization of intangibles acquired, and excess manufacturing overhead. Adjusted Non-GAAP operating expenses are defined as operating expenses excluding amortization of intangibles acquired, stock-based compensation expense, employee related restructuring costs, litigation settlement costs and changes in contingent consideration related to acquisitions as well as other acquisition related costs and nonrecurring items. Adjusted Non-GAAP net income is defined as net income excluding the aforementioned items, foreign currency gains and losses, and the related tax effects of all adjustments, as well as the income tax effects of nondeductible projected losses to be incurred as a result of the shutdown of the company’s Guangzhou factory. Adjusted Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to Universal Electronics Inc. is calculated using Adjusted Non-GAAP net income attributable to Universal Electronics Inc. A reconciliation of these financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included at the end of this press release.

About Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc. is the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home. For more information, please visit www.uei.com/about.

Note on Forward-looking Statements

This press release and accompanying schedules contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, including net sales, profit margin and earnings trends, estimates and assumptions; our expectations about new product introductions; and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those we identify below and other risk factors that we identify in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and the periodic reports filed thereafter. Risks that could affect forward-looking statements in this press release include changes in market conditions; the continued adoption of our advanced control technologies by our customers as anticipated by management, the convergence of smart home devices and technologies as anticipated by management, the introduction and acceptance of next-generation home entertainment platforms as expected by management, the pace of the economy; competitive conditions in the industries we serve, including the smart home and residential and commercial security industries; and relationships with our customers and our ability to attract new customers, our ability to successfully and profitably transition our manufacturing operations, and our continued ability to maintain and/or improve our margins and cost effective operations. Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release. We make these forward-looking statements as of August 3, 2017. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share-related data)

(Unaudited)

   
June 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 49,695 $ 50,611
Restricted cash 4,623
Accounts receivable, net 147,738 124,592
Inventories, net 143,417 129,879
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 7,593 7,439
Income tax receivable 4,133 1,054
Deferred income taxes   5,960  
Total current assets 352,576 324,158
Property, plant, and equipment, net 112,276 105,351
Goodwill 48,372 43,052
Intangible assets, net 31,619 28,549
Deferred income taxes 18,270 10,430
Long-term restricted cash 4,716 4,600
Other assets 4,997   4,896  
Total assets $ 572,826   $ 521,036  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 110,050 $ 97,157
Line of credit 92,000 49,987
Accrued compensation 33,520 35,580
Accrued sales discounts, rebates and royalties 7,153 8,358
Accrued income taxes 1,670 375
Other accrued expenses 20,294   24,410  
Total current liabilities 264,687 215,867
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term contingent consideration 12,600 10,500
Deferred income taxes 6,269 7,060
Income tax payable 791 791
Other long-term liabilities 6,299   6,308  
Total liabilities 290,646 240,526
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
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; 23,661,566 and 23,575,340 shares issued on June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively 237 236
Paid-in capital 258,732 250,481
Treasury stock, at cost, 9,262,057 and 9,022,587 shares on June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively (237,865 ) (222,980 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (20,830 ) (22,821 )
Retained earnings 281,906   275,594  
Total stockholders’ equity 282,180   280,510  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 572,826   $ 521,036  
 
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Net sales $ 177,580 $ 170,986 $ 338,986 $ 321,644
Cost of sales 133,829   127,530   254,201   240,541  
Gross profit 43,751 43,456 84,785 81,103
Research and development expenses 4,946 5,151 10,444 10,337
Factory transition restructuring charges 449 84 5,699 1,517
Selling, general and administrative expenses 31,053   30,252   61,704   58,239  
Operating income 7,303 7,969 6,938 11,010
Interest income (expense), net (562 ) (258 ) (955 ) (525 )
Other income (expense), net (642 ) 671   (59 )   1,391  
Income before provision for income taxes 6,099 8,382 5,924 11,876
Provision for income taxes 1,415   1,784   1,121     2,535  
Net income 4,684 6,598 4,803 9,341
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest   8       30  
Net income attributable to Universal Electronics Inc. $ 4,684   $ 6,590   $ 4,803     $ 9,311  
 
Earnings per share attributable to Universal Electronics Inc.:
Basic $ 0.33   $ 0.46   $ 0.33     $ 0.65  
Diluted $ 0.32   $ 0.45   $ 0.33     $ 0.63  
Shares used in computing earnings per share:
Basic 14,404   14,440   14,427   14,406  
Diluted 14,683   14,735   14,700   14,686  
 
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 
Six Months Ended June 30,
2017   2016
Cash provided by (used for) operating activities:
Net income $ 4,803 $ 9,341
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization 15,954 12,032
Provision for doubtful accounts 81 116
Provision for inventory write-downs 1,419 1,705
Deferred income taxes (1,035 ) 165
Tax benefit from exercise of stock options and vested restricted stock 992
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation (1,047 )
Shares issued for employee benefit plan 591 551
Employee and director stock-based compensation 5,555 4,970
Performance-based common stock warrants 1,263 2,058
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Restricted cash 4,623
Accounts receivable (20,427 ) (9,599 )
Inventories (11,249 ) 982
Prepaid expenses and other assets (121 ) (243 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (15 ) 4,488
Accrued income taxes (1,691 ) (3,260 )
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities (249 ) 23,251
Cash used for investing activities:
Acquisition of property, plant, and equipment (17,519 ) (17,989 )
Acquisition of net assets of Residential Control Systems, Inc. (8,854 )
Acquisition of intangible assets (765 ) (993 )
Deconsolidation of Encore Controls LLC   48  
Net cash used for investing activities (27,138 ) (18,934 )
Cash provided by (used for) financing activities:
Borrowings under line of credit 85,000 57,987
Repayments on line of credit (42,987 ) (65,000 )
Proceeds from stock options exercised 842 2,536
Treasury stock purchased (14,885 ) (1,944 )
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation   1,047  
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities 27,970 (5,374 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (1,499 ) (2,464 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (916 ) (3,521 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year 50,611   52,966  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 49,695   $ 49,445  
 
Supplemental cash flow information:
Income taxes paid $ 4,142 $ 4,647
Interest paid 981 609
 
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NON-GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Net sales:
Net sales - GAAP $ 177,580 $ 170,986 $ 338,986 $ 321,644
Stock-based compensation for performance-based warrants 331     1,193   1,263   2,059  
Adjusted Non-GAAP net sales $   177,911   $   172,179   $   340,249   $   323,703  
 
Cost of sales:
Cost of sales - GAAP $ 133,829 $ 127,530 $ 254,201 $ 240,541
Adjustments to acquired tangible assets (1) (299 ) (301 ) (557 ) (632 )
Stock-based compensation expense (19 ) (15 ) (34 ) (29 )
Excess manufacturing overhead (2) (1,587 ) (2,768 )
Amortization of acquired intangible assets (38 )   (38 )  
Adjusted Non-GAAP cost of sales 131,886   127,214   250,804   239,880  
Adjusted Non-GAAP gross profit   $ 46,025   $   44,965   $   89,445   $   83,823  
 
Gross margin:
Gross margin - GAAP 24.6 % 25.4 % 25.0 % 25.2 %
Stock-based compensation for performance-based warrants 0.2 % 0.5 % 0.3 % 0.5 %
Adjustments to acquired tangible assets (1) 0.2 % 0.2 % 0.2 % 0.2 %
Stock-based compensation expense 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Excess manufacturing overhead (2) 0.9 % % 0.8 % %
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 0.0 % % 0.0 % %
Adjusted Non-GAAP gross margin 25.9 % 26.1 % 26.3 % 25.9 %
 
Operating expenses:
Operating expenses - GAAP $ 36,448 $ 35,487 $ 77,847 $ 70,093
Amortization of acquired intangible assets (1,408 ) (1,233 ) (2,676 ) (2,462 )
Stock-based compensation expense (2,913 ) (2,463 ) (5,521 ) (4,941 )
Employee related restructuring costs (1,125 ) (228 ) (6,484 ) (1,661 )
Litigation settlement costs (1,988 ) (2,000 )
Change in contingent consideration (400 ) 718 (900 ) 751
Other (366 )   (366 )  
Adjusted Non-GAAP operating expenses   $ 30,236     $ 30,293     $ 61,900     $ 59,780  
   
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NON-GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Operating income:
Operating income - GAAP   $ 7,303   $ 7,969   $ 6,938   $ 11,010
Stock-based compensation for performance-based warrants 331 1,193 1,263 2,059
Adjustments to acquired tangible assets (1) 299 301 557 632
Excess manufacturing overhead (2) 1,587 2,768
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 1,446 1,233 2,714 2,462
Stock-based compensation expense 2,932 2,478 5,555 4,970
Employee related restructuring costs 1,125 228 6,484 1,661
Litigation settlement costs 1,988 2,000
Change in contingent consideration 400 (718 ) 900 (751 )
Other 366     366    
Adjusted Non-GAAP operating income   $ 15,789     $ 14,672     $ 27,545     $ 24,043  
 
Adjusted Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of net sales 8.9 % 8.5 % 8.1 % 7.4 %
   
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NON-GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,
2017   2016 2017   2016
Net income attributable to Universal Electronics Inc.:
Net income attributable to Universal Electronics Inc. - GAAP $ 4,684 $ 6,590 $ 4,803 $ 9,311
Stock-based compensation for performance-based warrants 331 1,193 1,263 2,059
Adjustments to acquired tangible assets (1) 299 301 557 632
Excess manufacturing overhead (2) 1,587 2,768
Amortization of acquired intangible assets 1,446 1,233 2,714 2,462
Stock-based compensation expense 2,932 2,478 5,555 4,970
Employee related restructuring costs 1,125 228 6,484 1,661
Litigation settlement costs 1,988 2,000
Change in contingent consideration 400 (718 ) 900 (751 )
Foreign currency (gain) loss 592 (628 ) 28 (1,340 )
Other 366 (1 ) 366 (11 )
Income tax provision on adjustments (2,743 ) (1,783 ) (5,252 ) (3,297 )
Other income tax adjustments (3) 370     379    
Adjusted Non-GAAP net income attributable to Universal Electronics Inc.   $ 11,389     $ 10,881     $ 20,565     $ 17,696  
 
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Universal Electronics Inc.:
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Universal Electronics Inc. - GAAP   $ 0.32   $ 0.45   $ 0.33   $ 0.63
Total adjustments $ 0.46 $ 0.29 $ 1.07 $ 0.57
Adjusted Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to Universal Electronics Inc. $ 0.78 $ 0.74 $ 1.40 $ 1.20
 

(1)

Consists of depreciation related to the mark-up from cost to fair value of fixed assets acquired in business combinations as well as the effect of fair value adjustments to inventories acquired in business combinations that sold through during the period.
 

(2)

Excess manufacturing overhead incurred resulting from the transition of manufacturing activities from our Guangzhou factory to our other three China factories.
 

(3)

Represents the tax effect of projected losses to be incurred as a result of the shutdown of our Guangzhou factory. These losses will not provide future tax benefits due to this entity ceasing operations and as a result, not generating future taxable income.

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