PCM Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

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PCM Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Fourth Quarter Highlights (2012 compared to 2011):

  • Q4 net sales increased $2.2 million, or 1% to $382.0 million
  • Q4 gross profit increased $0.1 million to $50.5 million
  • Q4 EBITDA increased 118% to $8.6 million and increased 123% to $8.8 million excluding restructuring and related costs
  • Q4 operating profit increased 399% to $5.5 million
  • Diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.22; adjusted EPS was $0.24 excluding severance and restructuring related costs
  • We repurchased 583,658 shares of our common stock in Q4 2012 at an average price of $5.95
  • We changed our name to PCM, Inc. and changed our ticker symbol to PCMI

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PCM, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCMI) (formerly PC Mall, Inc., NASDAQ: MALL),a leading technology solutions provider, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012. Consolidated net sales for Q4 2012 were $382.0 million, an increase of $2.2 million from $379.8 million in Q4 2011. Consolidated gross profit for Q4 2012 increased $0.1 million to $50.5 million from $50.4 million in Q4 2011. Consolidated gross profit margin decreased slightly to 13.2% in Q4 2012 from 13.3% in Q4 2011. EBITDA (as defined below), which includes $0.2 million of severance and restructuring related costs for Q4 2012, increased $4.7 million to $8.6 million from $3.9 million in Q4 2011. Consolidated operating profit for Q4 2012, which includes $0.4 million of severance and restructuring related costs, increased $4.4 million to $5.5 million compared to $1.1 million for Q4 2011. Consolidated net income, which includes $0.2 million of severance and restructuring related costs, net of tax, increased $3.0 million to $2.6 million in Q4 2012 compared to consolidated net loss of $0.4 million for Q4 2011. Diluted EPS for Q4 2012 was $0.22 compared to diluted loss per share of $0.03 for Q4 2011. Excluding severance and restructuring related costs, adjusted EPS was $0.24 in Q4 2012. In Q4 2012, the Company revised its accounting for revenue recognition of certain software maintenance and subscription transactions that were previously recorded on a gross basis, to record such transactions on a net sales basis with no corresponding cost of goods sold. We have revised revenues and cost of sales in all reported prior periods to reflect this immaterial change, which had no impact on our consolidated gross profit, operating profit or earnings per share.


Commenting on the Company's fourth quarter results, Frank Khulusi, Chairman, President and CEO of PCM, Inc. said, "I am exceptionally proud of our team regarding both our Q4 performance and our efforts related to our ongoing reorganization and rebranding initiative. In Q4 the demand environment was unfortunately far from ideal. Uncertainty relative to the health of the U.S. and global economies created continuing delays and deferrals of purchases of new IT solutions. Despite that environment, we were able to grow our sales by over 8% sequentially from Q3, while increasing our EBITDA and operating income relative to Q4 2011 by 118% and 399%, respectively. We accomplished this growth through a combination of tight cost controls and solid execution by our team."

Khulusi continued, "During the quarter we reached several internal milestones related to our reorganization and rebranding initiative, including the December 31, 2012 rebranding, consolidating, and streamlining of our brands. While no endeavor like this is without challenges, our team has worked closely with our customers and partners to ensure that the transition was as seamless as possible. During Q4 we also announced that we are building a new SSAE 16 certified cloud data-center for customer use, which will be located near Columbus, OH. This investment is a testament to our commitment to our managed services capabilities, which we believe are best-in-class. As we discussed in a separate press release earlier today, PCM was recently rated as the number 3 managed service provider globally in Nine Lives Media's MSPmentor 501 Global Edition,which evaluates managed service providers on a number of criterion. We look forward to continuing to grow our services footprint as we continue to seek ways to add value to our customers nationwide."

Khulusi concluded, "I am very excited about our reorganization and rebranding initiative, and what it means to our customers, employees and shareholders. I am also very excited about 2013 and beyond as we go to market under the PCM umbrella. The combination of our new go to market strategy under our new consolidated brands, our best-in-class services and consultative selling capabilities that we've been spending years building, continued cost discipline, and the prospects for a stabilizing demand environment make us confident that we are well positioned for 2013 and beyond."

Preliminary Analysis of Goodwill Impairment

In accordance with ASC 350-20, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets," we are performing our annual impairment analysis of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for possible impairment. Our management, with the assistance of an independent third-party valuation firm, is determining the fair value of our reporting units and comparing them to their respective carrying values. Our 2012 impairment analysis includes goodwill and purchased indefinite-lived intangibles that are held by our MME segment, totaling $28.4 million, net, as of December 31, 2012 and we have not yet completed our overall review. The completion of our review could result in a non-cash impairment charge, which could be material and would decrease our GAAP operating profit, net income and earnings per share for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012, which is preliminarily reported in this release. We expect to complete our impairment review in the near term and a non-cash impairment charge, if any, will be determined prior to the filing of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 with the SEC.

Segment Results

MME

Q4 2012 net sales for our MME segment were $147.3 million compared to $155.1 million in Q4 2011, a decrease of $7.8 million, or 5%. This decrease was primarily due to a 7% decrease in product sales primarily due to a muted demand environment that saw customers delaying or reducing investments in Q4 2012. This decrease in product sales was partially offset by a 5% increase in service sales. As a result, in Q4 2012, sales of services increased to 20% of MME segment sales from 18% of sales in Q4 2011.

MME gross profit increased by $0.1 million, to $22.5 million in Q4 2012 compared to $22.4 million in Q4 2011, and MME gross profit margin increased to 15.3% in Q4 2012 compared to 14.4% in Q4 2011. The increase in MME gross profit margin was primarily due to an increased mix of higher margin sales of services and solutions during Q4 2012.

Q4 2012 MME operating profit increased by $1.0 million, or 14%, to $8.4 million compared to $7.4 million in Q4 2011. The increase in MME operating profit was primarily due to a $0.7 million decrease in personnel costs in Q4 2012 plus two items from the prior year that did not reoccur in Q4 2012, including a $0.8 million impairment charge in Q4 2011 related to a write down of an indefinite-lived SARCOM trademark based on a reassessment of its remaining estimated useful life, partially offset by a $0.4 million decrease in earnout liability related to our NSPI division in Q4 2011.

SMB

Q4 2012 net sales for our SMB segment were $122.7 million compared to $114.2 million in Q4 2011, an increase of $8.5 million, or 7%. This increase was primarily due to higher productivity of our SMB sales force.

SMB gross profit decreased $0.1 million, to $16.9 million in Q4 2012 compared to $17.0 million in Q4 2011, and SMB gross profit margin decreased to 13.8% in Q4 2012 compared to 14.9% in Q4 2011. The decrease in SMB gross profit and gross profit margin was primarily due to a reduction in selling margins and a 29 basis point decrease in vendor consideration as a percentage of net sales.

Q4 2012 SMB operating profit increased by $0.2 million, or 2%, to $9.5 million compared to $9.3 million in Q4 2011. This increase in SMB operating profit resulted primarily from a $0.3 million decrease in SMB's advertising expenditures and improvements in a number of other SG&A components, partially offset by a $0.3 million increase in personnel costs.

Public Sector

Q4 2012 net sales for our Public Sector segment were $46.6 million compared to $46.4 million in Q4 2011, an increase of $0.2 million. This increase in Public Sector net sales was due to a 4% increase in our federal government business, partially offset by a 5% decrease in our state and local government and educational institutions (SLED) business.

Public Sector gross profit decreased by $0.8 million, or 18%, to $3.7 million in Q4 2012 compared to $4.5 million in Q4 2011. Public Sector gross profit margin decreased to 8.0% in Q4 2012 compared to 9.8% in Q4 2011. The decrease in Public Sector gross profit and gross profit margin was primarily due to a $0.5 million decrease in vendor consideration in Q4 2012.

Public Sector operating profit increased by $0.3 million, or 67%, to $0.8 million in Q4 2012 compared to $0.5 million in Q4 2011. The increase in Public Sector operating profit was primarily due to a $0.9 million decrease in personnel costs, partially offset by a decrease in Public Sector gross profit as discussed above.

MacMall/OnSale

Q4 2012 net sales for our MacMall/OnSale segment were $65.4 million compared to $64.8 million in Q4 2011, an increase of $0.6 million, or 1%.

MacMall/OnSale gross profit increased by $0.7 million, or 10%, to $7.1 million in Q4 2012 compared to $6.4 million in Q4 2011. MacMall/OnSale gross profit margin increased to 10.9% in Q4 2012 compared to 10.0% in Q4 2011. The increase in MacMall/OnSale gross profit and gross profit margin in Q4 2012 over the prior year was primarily due to the increase in MacMall/OnSale net sales discussed above and an improvement in gross margin associated with sales generated from its OnSale division.

MacMall/OnSale operating profit increased by $1.9 million to $1.2 million in Q4 2012 compared to an operating loss of $(0.7) million in Q4 2011. This increase in MacMall/OnSale operating profit was primarily due to a decrease in personnel costs of $1.0 million and small improvements in a number of components of selling, general and administrative expenses, as well as the increase in MacMall/OnSale gross profit discussed above.

Corporate & Other

Corporate & Other operating expenses includes corporate related expenses such as legal, accounting, information technology, product management and certain professional and pre-sales support services and other administrative costs that are not otherwise included in our reportable operating segments. Q4 2012 Corporate & Other operating expenses decreased by $0.9 million, or 6%, to $14.4 million from $15.3 million in Q4 2011. The decrease in Q4 2012 was primarily related to a $0.4 million decrease in personnel costs and a $0.3 million decrease in litigation costs.

Consolidated Balance Sheet

Accounts receivable at December 31, 2012 was $202.8 million and decreased $5.2 million from December 31, 2011. Inventory at December 31, 2012 was $68.9 million and decreased $10.5 million from December 31, 2011, primarily reflecting a sell-through of seasonal purchases made in late 2011. Accounts payable at December 31, 2012 was $103.0 million and decreased $19.6 million from December 31, 2011. Capital expenditures during the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 were $9.4 million compared to capital expenditures of $28.0 million during the twelve months ended December 31, 2011, with the decrease primarily due to the purchase of our new headquarters building and related improvements for $10.9 million in 2011. Outstanding borrowings under our line of credit decreased by $4.2 million to $87.6 million at December 31, 2012 compared to December 31, 2011. Working capital increased by $10.4 million as of December 31, 2012 compared to December 31, 2011.

Selected Segment Information

Selected information for our reportable operating segments is as follows (in thousands, except headcount data):

 Three Months Ended
December 31, 2012
 Three Months Ended
December 31, 2011
Net Sales Gross Profit  Operating
Profit (Loss)
Net Sales Gross Profit Operating
Profit (Loss)
MME$147,279$22,486$8,438$155,124$22,369$7,374
SMB122,71416,9269,482114,19616,9699,293
Public Sector46,5533,71581546,3794,548487
MacMall/OnSale65,3957,1141,17664,7576,444(720)
Corporate & Other21278(14,374)(621)102(15,325)
Total$381,962$50,519$5,537$379,835$50,432$1,109
 
Year Ended

December 31, 2012

Year Ended
December 31, 2011
Net SalesGross ProfitOperating
Profit (Loss)
Net SalesGross Profit (Loss)Operating
Profit (Loss)
MME$568,287$84,835$30,309$526,858$81,483$27,583
SMB457,90666,87837,484491,33867,20536,899
Public Sector165,82816,5142,554171,63016,9081,748
MacMall/OnSale228,85125,5643,014233,54425,144279
Corporate & Other(13)398(60,277)(1,985)(252)(57,053)
Total$1,420,859$194,189$13,084$1,421,385$190,488$9,456
 

Average Account Executive
Headcount By Segment(1):

Three Months Ended
December 31,
2012 2011
SMB375362
MME113113
Public Sector109131
MacMall/OnSale142164
Total739770

(1) Headcount numbers are calculated based on an average of all sales executives and trainees employed during the period.

  
Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

Product Sales Mix(1):

 

2012

 

 

2011

  Y/Y Sales Growth 
Software16%15%9%
Notebooks1417(14)
Tablets10910
Desktops999
Delivered services8

8

8
Networking77(6)
Manufacturer service/warranty6485
Storage5515
Displays5512
Input devices4258
Accessories33(11)
Servers23(21)
All other (2)11

13

(14)
Total100%100%

(1) Derived from gross billed sales as currently reflected by our systems.
(2) All other includes power, printers, supplies, consumer electronics, memory, iPod/MP3 and miscellaneous other items.

Non-GAAP Measure

We are presenting earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expenses (EBITDA) and non-GAAP EPS (adjusted EPS), which are financial measures that are not determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, or GAAP. Adjusted EPS removes the effect of restructuring expenses related to our rebranding initiative. EBITDA and adjusted EPS should be used in conjunction with other GAAP financial measures and are not presented as an alternative measure of operating results, as determined in accordance with GAAP. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures allow a more meaningful comparison of our operating performance trends to both management and investors that is more indicative of our consolidated operating results across reporting periods. Depreciation and amortization expenses primarily represent an allocation to current expense of the cost of historical capital expenditures and for acquired intangible assets resulting from prior business acquisitions. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP consolidated financial measures is included in a table below.

Conference Call

Management will hold a conference call, which will be webcast, on February 28, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (1:30 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss fourth quarter results. To listen to PCM management's discussion of its fourth quarter results live, access www.investor.pcm.com.

The archived webcast can be accessed at www.investor.pcm.com under "Events & Presentations." A replay of the conference call by phone will be available from 6:30 p.m. ET on February 28, 2013 until March 7, 2013 and can be accessed by calling: (888) 286-8010 and inputting pass code 77680537.

About PCM, Inc.

PCM, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a leading technology solutions provider to small and medium sized businesses, mid-market and enterprise customers, government and educational institutions and individual consumers. In the 12 months ended December 31, 2012, we generated approximately $1.4 billion in revenue and now have approximately 2,900 employees, over 68% of which are in sales or service positions. For more information please visit investor.pcm.com or call (310) 354-5600.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, hopes or intentions regarding the future, including, but not limited to statements related to strategic developments such as statements related to our new go to market strategy under our new consolidated brands, our best-in-class services and consultative selling capabilities, investments in our services capabilities and planned new data center, our positioning in the marketplace and for the future success of our business, our reorganization, brand strategy and related potential benefits or other statements or expectations or goals for sales growth, gross profit, operating leverage or EBITDA. Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in any such statement. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially include without limitation risks and uncertainties related to the following: our IT infrastructure; the relationship between the number of our account executives and productivity; our ability to attract and retain key employees; our ability to receive expected returns on strategic investments including without limit investments in our brands and new go to market strategy and expanded business models, including without limit, our services and consultative selling capabilities and new planned data center; decreased sales related to any of our segments, including but not limited to, potential decreases in sales resulting from the loss of or a reduction in purchases from significant customers; availability of key vendor incentives and other vendor assistance; possible discontinuance of IT licenses used to operate our business which are provided by vendors; increased competition, including, but not limited to, increased competition from direct sales by some of our largest vendors and increased pricing pressures which affect our pricing strategy in any given period; the effect of the our pricing strategy on our operating results; our ability to identify suitable acquisition targets, to complete acquisitions of identified targets (including the challenges and costs of closing the transaction), and our ability to integrate companies we may acquire and our ability to achieve synergies expected from such acquisitions; the impact of acquisitions on relationships with key customers and vendors; potential decreases in sales related to changes in our vendors products; the potential lack of availability of government funding applicable to our PCMG contracts; the impact of seasonality on our sales; availability of products from third party suppliers at reasonable prices; business and other conditions in the Asia Pacific region and the related effects on our Philippines operations; increased expenses, including, but not limited to, interest expense, foreign currency transaction gains/losses, and other expenses which may increase as a result of future inflationary pressures; our advertising, marketing and promotional efforts may be costly and may not achieve desired results; shifts in market demand or price erosion of owned inventory; risks related to foreign currency fluctuations; warranties and indemnities we may be required to provide to third parties through our commercial contracts; data security; litigation by or against us; and availability of financing, including availability under our existing credit lines. Additional factors that could cause our actual results to differ are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Item 1A, Part II of our Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2012, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in our other reports filed from time to time with the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this document are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

 
PCM, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)
  
 Three Months Ended

December 31,

Year Ended

December 31,

 2012  2011  2012   2011
Net sales$381,962 $379,835$1,420,859$1,421,385
Cost of goods sold331,443329,4031,226,6701,230,897
Gross profit50,51950,432194,189190,488
Selling, general and administrative expenses44,98248,952181,212181,461
Revaluation of earnout liability(429)(107)(1,229)
Impairment of indefinite- lived trademark800800
Operating profit5,5371,10913,0849,456
Interest expense, net9839033,7903,284
Income before income taxes4,5542069,2946,172
Income tax expense1,9275993,8933,040
Net (loss) income$2,627$(393)$5,401$3,132
 
Basic and Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share
Basic$0.22$(0.03)$0.45$0.26
Diluted0.22(0.03)0.440.25
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
Basic11,89112,01311,99112,225
Diluted12,03212,01312,16212,476
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